Saturday 18 November 2017

Irish rugby star Cian Healy shows his softer side for Valentine's Day charity drive

Cian Healy for the Peter McVerry Trust
Cian Healy for the Peter McVerry Trust
Rugby player Cian Healy who is backing the Peter McVerry Trust's Valentine's Day fundraising drive
Holly Carpenter with ex Cian Healy
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Irish rugby star Cian Healy is showing his softer side this Valentine's Day.

The single athlete (27), who recently split from long-term girlfriend Holly Carpenter, is backing the Peter McVerry Trust's aim to sell a range of roses to raise money for homeless and housing services in Dublin.

Supporters can choose to buy single roses, half bouquets, full bouquets and luxury bouquets.

Read more: Cian Healy takes a charitable dip with fellow Christmas Swimmers

Rugby player Cian Healy who is backing the Peter McVerry Trust's Valentine's Day fundraising drive
Rugby player Cian Healy who is backing the Peter McVerry Trust's Valentine's Day fundraising drive

The trust, which has been operating since 1983, provides drug treatment and housing services to homeless people among other supports.

Chief executive Pat Doyle said he hopes the new appeal will raise awareness of the difficulties couples face due to homelessness.

"The number of couples who have found themselves in need of homeless services has grown," he said.

Read more: Single Cian Healy gets golden ticket to Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in London

Cian Healy
Cian Healy

"For couples who experience homelessness it can place a huge strain on relationships and homeless services can be a very difficult place to maintain a relationship."

Holly Carpenter with ex Cian Healy
Holly Carpenter with ex Cian Healy

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