Left to Right: Peter Collins, RTE Sports Commentator; Frank Purcell (Organiser); Alice Leahy, Director and Co-Founder, TRUST and Michael Babs Keating, Former Tipperary Hurler and Team Manager.

Third Annual Golf Classic for TRUST at Slievenamon Golf Club, September 16th & 17th, to help celebrate TRUST’s 30th Anniversary helping to meet the social and health needs of people who are homeless.

The Third Annual TRUST Golf Classic will take place at the Slievenamon Golf Club on September 16th and 17th with all proceeds going to help TRUST in its work in providing social and health services for people who are homeless.

Frank Purcell and Vincent “Jasper” Murphy, both from Fethard, sought a way three years ago to help TRUST, run by fellow Tipperary person Alice Leahy and came up with the idea of a Golf Classic which has exceeded expectations in each of its first two years. They are seeking to make 2005 another equally successful event as a very practical way of helping TRUST mark thirty years in helping Irish society’s real outsiders.

“I really draw immense encouragement from the support I receive from my home place. In TRUST we are not afraid to speak out in defense of society’s most vulnerable citizens. However, rocking the boat means you must be independent to be able to act as a voice of the voiceless as well as providing the hands on care for the people who turn up at our door everyday. We could not do the work we do without the generosity and hard work of those who support us,” ALICE LEAHY, Director & Co-Founder of TRUST said paying tribute to Frank Purcell and Vincent “Jasper” Murphy and all who make this event possible.

The Third Annual Golf Classic for Trust will also be played in a special place for Alice, not far from Annsgift in Fethard where she grew up. Awarded the Tipperary Person of the Year for 2003 and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from UCD in June of last year Alice Leahy continues to help and campaign relentlessly for the rights of those who find themselves homeless on our streets which she emphasised “are more in need than ever despite the years of prosperity enjoyed by many of us in Ireland.”

Frank Purcell said that people in Fethard are proud of Alice’s contribution and welcome this opportunity to help make a difference. “Everyone needs support and none more so than the people that Alice and her colleagues keep their door open for. Some of those may even be people we knew when we were growing up in Tipperary. There are still a few Tee Times left so we hope you will help us to have an even bigger turn out than last year.”