Wednesday 24 January 2018

Kind-hearted Irish 'angel' spends Communion money on food for homeless in Dublin

Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

A kind-hearted young girl used her Communion money to buy food and drink for homeless people in Dublin last week.

Eve Bligh (8) made her Holy Communion on May 22 and was determined to use her money to help those living on the streets.

Mum Niamh said Eve always asked questions about the homeless on the street and whether they had food or not.

“Eve wanted to give them money but I suggested she gave them food instead because it would be better.”

Eve spent €60 of her communion money on rolls, crisps, chocolate and flavoured water. “She filled her bag and off she went,” said Niamh.

Niamh was surprised that Eve wasn’t afraid at all to approach the homeless and told her mum that “it felt really good” to help those in need.

“The homeless were really surprised by her and they were grateful. People were looking at her and then at me, as if to say ‘is she for real?’. Everyone took the food and one man even called her a little angel.”

Eve ran out of food by the time she got to the Ha’penny Bridge but refilled her bag when she saw three more homeless people sitting on the bridge.

“She’s just such a lovely, generous girl. She’s a little mammy. She has two younger brothers and she’s always looking after them too.”

Eve enjoyed helping the homeless so much that she begged her mum to do it every month.

“Her younger brother is making his communion in a couple of years and he’s already talking about using his money to buy blankets. It’s going to be a competition in this house.”

“We haven’t a lot either, but there are always people out there who are more in need.”

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