Saturday 27 May 2017

WATCH: 'Heartbroken' Ryan Tubridy launches SVP festive appeal

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

Sean O'Grady

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.

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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