Tuesday 23 January 2018

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin among those in attendance at Haven’s annual Haiti fundraiser

Haven's founder and INM Chairman Leslie Buckley, with Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin, Alan Quinlan and Minister Simon Coveney
Haven's founder and INM Chairman Leslie Buckley, with Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin, Alan Quinlan and Minister Simon Coveney
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

Irish charity Haven held its annual fundraiser on October 7 to raise much needed funds for Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

The charity hosted the event at the Imperial Hotel in Cork last Friday, with former Irish rugby player Alan Quinlan acting as MC.

Among the guests were Minister for Housing  Simon Coveney, world champion athlete Derval O’Rourke and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.

All funds raised at the event will go towards Haven’s work on the ground in Haiti.

Derval O'Rourke, Minister Coveney and Alan Quinlan
Derval O'Rourke, Minister Coveney and Alan Quinlan

More than 900 people died following Hurricane Matthew and some of the southern areas of the country were completely destroyed.

The country is still recovering from the devastating earthquake in 2010 which left over 200,000 people dead.

Haven was launched in 2008 to work solely in Haiti, facilitating the provision of sustainable water and sanitation, training and education for the people living there.

The non-governmental organisation is appealing to the public to donate whatever they can to help the emergency response and support the people of Haiti to rebuild their lives once more.

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