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Wednesday 24 April 2019

Tiglin to benefit from Ladies Day

Tiglin Rehab Centre, located in Ashford, have been selected as the charity to benefit from ladies day at Punchestown Races.

Tiglin's 'No Bucks Bus' will be parked at the main entrance of Punchestown on Friday for Ladies Day.

The bus provides a much needed voluntary service to people living on the streets of Dublin City, Bray, Dun Laoghaire and Ballymun. Volunteers come on board on weekday nights to hand out tea, coffee, sandwiches and pastries to the homeless.

'There is a growing demand for our services in the areas we provide to across Dublin and Wicklow. Some people start off coming to the bus for a hot drink or something to eat and then as time goes on some of them start to enquire about Tiglin's services. We've seen people gone from living on the streets to volunteering for Tiglin. It's fantastic to see people turn their lives around,' said Phil Thompson, CEO of Tiglin.

The No Bucks Bus provides more space for the growing demand for Tiglin's services.

It is also a place for people to come and find out more about the services Tiglin provides. Tiglin have two centres, one for males and one for females.

There are currently 30 males and 12 females in Tiglin and the waiting list continues to grow year on year.

Wicklow People

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