KNEE deep mud at the 80th National Ploughing Championship proved less of a setback than usual this year.
The Hotpoint Laundry Service provided free washing and drying facilities over the three day event while collecting donations for the Simon Communities of Ireland.
Peter Clohessy, winner of Charity ICA Bootcamp, was on hand at The Hotpoint Laundry Service to give a prize to the muckiest and most appropriately dressed family at the event.
“I am delighted to be here for Hotpoint and Simon at this year’s National Ploughing Championship,” said Peter.
“The Simon Communities of Ireland and their volunteers have a unique understanding of the increasing challenges faced by homeless people in Ireland.”
The laundry service was open from 9am until 6pm each day and came as a welcome antidote during some of the more torrential downpours. As the rain fell, Hotpoint’s tumble dryers were in constant demand over the three days.
“We are delighted to partner with Simon to bring The Hotpoint Laundry Service to the 80th National Ploughing Championship,”
Gabriel Murtagh, Hotpoint’s National Sales Manager in Ireland said. “Hotpoint prides itself in 100 years of being at the heart of homes in Ireland, and is delighted to partner with Simon to raise awareness and donations for a cause that is even more important in hard economic times.”
“The current economic crisis is impacting on us all, but most heavily on those on the margins of our society”, said Patrick Quinn, Acting CEO of the Simon Communities of Ireland.
“People who are homeless, people who are at risk of homelessness and people with many related needs. Now more than ever, we need the support of the public,” he concluded.