I am writing to you as the marketing/fundraising lead for Óglaigh Náisiunta na hÉireann (ONE), a registered charity dealing with Irish Defence Forces Veterans who need assistance and/or homeless accommodation.
Marketing and Fundraising Officer
The provision of accommodation and sustenance are achieved through our homes:
Ø Brú Chostúim Athlone – 7 Bedrooms.
Ø Brú na Farraige Cobh - Opened on 3rd October 2021 - €525,000 – 5 Bedrooms.
Ø Brú na bhFiann Smithfield Dublin – 35 Bedrooms.
Ø Brú Doire Feá Letterkenny - 7 Bedrooms.
Brú Uí Choileáin in Cork City is being planned leading to 60 bedrooms nationwide. Our residents contribute on a means basis towards their keep which includes all the facilities that one would expect in a normal home. Most of our residents have had extensive service in the Defence Forces, serving with distinction both at home and in various overseas missions with the United Nations. However, for one reason or another they now find themselves homeless and in need.
VETERAN SUPPORT CENTRES
ONE offers a counselling service and is there to listen and to provide veterans with direct access to a designated Veteran Support Team and ONE’s Confidential Counselling Service. ONE has male and female counsellors on our team who are available to meet over the phone or in person.
Veteran Support Officers (Counsellors) are located in:
Ø Head Office in partnership with the Leopardstown Park Hospital Trust.
Ø Brú na bhFiann in partnership with HSE Dublin North Community Healthcare Area.
Ø Cork – Being planned in partnership with HSE, Cork/Kerry Community Healthcare Area
We are appealing for your support to:
Ø Help fund ONE Homes for homeless veterans.
Ø Help ONE to put in place preventative measures to avert homelessness.
Ø Help ONE with the provision of other support services for Defence Forces Veterans.
Ø In short, Help ONE to make Ireland one of the best places to be a Veteran.
An award-winning video of our awareness campaign can be found here.
Further information on ONE can be found here.
Registered in Ireland No.328824, RCN: 20044268, CHY13868.
Directors: Oliver Barbour, Colm Campbell (Chairperson), Deirdre Carbery, Tracy Connolly, Steve Coy, Pat Donnelly, Patrick Flavin, Donal Floyd, Tommy Gallagher, James McCann, Eddie McCarthy, Jim McEneaney, Gerard O’Doherty, Eamonn Walsh, and Patrick Whelan.
CEO: Cormac Kirwan, Company Secretary: Albert John Farrell. National President: Diarmuid Higgins.