Westmeath Independent

Published: Wednesday, 29th February, 2012 4:30pm

Kilmartin N6 and The Grove help to make a difference

Over 7,000 raised for Midlands Simon

Over the course of last year, Kilmartin N6 Service Station and The Grove Service Station have been making a real difference to people who are experiencing homelessness right throughout the Midlands by helping to raise over 7,000 for Midlands Simon Community.

The funds raised will go directly to the Midlands Simon Community and their fight to eliminate homelessness in Midlands.

Tony O`Riordan, CEO, Midlands Simon, said: "Life often presents people with challenges and difficulties that they did not expect, which can be extremely difficult to overcome. Midlands Simon Community is here to face these challenges with all those who need our help, and by working together, for as long as it takes, we can overcome these challenges, and continue to provide all the supports necessary to enable people to move out of homelessness and into a permanent home."

"However we could not provide these essential supports without the type of assistance and partnership we have received from all in Kilmartins and for that reason we would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff in both Kilmartin N6 Service Station and The Grove Service Station for their tremendous efforts and especially to Damian and Rachel Kilmartin for their simply fantastic support," he added.

Speaking at the presentation of the monies raised, Damian Kilmartin said: "We are delighted to be in a position to help the Midlands Simon Community. We and our 50 staff members from both service stations are committed to doing so in the future.

"It was important to all of us to know that the funds raised were to support people in our own local community. We would like to thank all our customers in both of our service stations for supporting us in our efforts to help others, without our customers it would have been impossible to make the donation".

For further information please contact Cormac P Lally at c.lally@midlandssimon.com or 087 9925083

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