Friday 9 December 2016

WATCH: 'Heartbroken' Ryan Tubridy launches SVP festive appeal

Sean O'Grady

Published 17/11/2016 | 02:30

Ryan Tubridy in Dublin with pupils of St Margaret’s National School. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Ryan Tubridy in Dublin with pupils of St Margaret’s National School. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Ryan Tubridy has revealed he was left heartbroken after listening in to calls the Society of St Vincent De Paul got from people around the festive season.

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The society, the largest voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland, works to help alleviate poverty.

"I've sat in on phone calls and that's pretty heart-breaking," he said.

"I have been involved with St Vincent De Paul since I was a kid and it always amazes me. Every year they fill emptiness in people's lives whether it's through food, a few bob, paying a bill, it's very important," he said.

Tubridy launched the society's annual appeal to the public to say 'yes' to helping 50,000 families this Christmas.

Irish Independent

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