Dundalk FC striker Hoban to raise funds for two local charities
Dundalk FC striker Patrick Hoban is set to raise funds for two local charities over the coming weeks.
Yesterday, Talk of the Town revealed that the striker was set to auction the match ball from Monday night’s 6-1 win over Bohemian FC in the EA Sports Cup semi-final for a local charity. The 28-year-old scored four goals on the night.
Having weighed up suggestions from people on who should benefit, Hoban has now decided to auction the match ball and his jersey from the game in aid of the Maria Goretti Foundation in Lordship.
He has also called on individuals and businesses to purchase items currently needed by Women’s Aid in Dundalk.
Hoban said: “Thanks to everyone for their likes, shares, retweets etc. I would love to be able to choose every charity or foundation however I have decided this time to choose two local charities.
“My first charity that will receive the money from the auction from not only the ball but also my jersey on Monday night’s semi final win is the Maria Goretti Foundation in Lordship. This foundation offers respite for children of Dundalk with disabilities.
“My second charity will be the Women’s Aid Dundalk. After speaking to them we have decided to select various items that they need for their shelter in the town for women and children. I will also be purchasing an item for this charity and I ask you the people of Dundalk to join me and select an item from the list and I will allocate your name accordingly.
“I want this to reach far and wide and again thank you for the response. Bidding for the jersey and ball will start at €100.
“If you are interested in helping me with Women’s Aid Dundalk, add your name below and the item you want to purchase. I am calling on all the people of the town, local business people and shops.”
The items required by Women’s Aid include:
- Curtains for the bedrooms. Sizes can be provided
- Laminate flooring. Sizes can be provided.
- Bedside lockers/tables
- Single quilt duvets and pillows
- Baby monitors
- Pots and pans/kitchen equipment
- Bath and hand towels
- Board games and arts and crafts for kids/young adults.
Anyone who wishes to donate can contact Hoban via his Twitter page here. Bidding for the match ball and jersey currently stands at €500.