Liam Gallagher teams up with Dublin homeless charity for winter clothing donation appeal

Liam Gallagher teams up with Dublin homeless charity for winter clothing donation appeal

LIAM GALLAGHER has teamed up with a Dublin homeless charity to appeal for people to donate warm clothing for the freezing months ahead.

Ahead of two gigs in the capital this November, the former Oasis icon is fronting the new “Part with your Parka” campaign put together by Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH).

The idea is simple: the ICHH wants people to donate warm coats and jackets that will go to those who will be sleeping rough and exposed to the elements in Dublin.

As an added incentive, anyone donating a cot will be entered into a prize draw to win two VIP tickets to one of Gallagher’s shows at the 3Arena where they will also meet the man himself.

ICHH head of communications Brian McLoughlin said: "We are very thankful to Liam and his team for partnering up with us in ICHH ahead of his shows at the end of this month.

"They contacted us, they said they had done research on homeless charities anywhere they're doing the UK and Ireland tour and asked us to partner up.

"When we got the email, I kind of second-guessed it at first, I thought it was a wind-up.

"Liam and his team are fully aware of the homelessness crisis in Ireland and want to do their bit by encouraging fans to donate a coat to us in ICHH in return for entering a draw to win a meet-and-greet and two tickets to Liam's shows at the end of the month.

"We've already had a Liam Gallagher fan flying in from Japan who contacted us and said when he landed he would be bringing coats, so we've had good traction from it already.

"Winter has hit Ireland already with winter showers threatening the capital this week, so we are inundated with orders for warm clothes from the people we are assisting seven days a week on the streets of Dublin.

"The ICHH offices are open 10am-10pm Monday to Friday so people can come to our office on Amiens Street to donate the coat and they will be entered into the draw to win the fantastic prize."

Government figures estimate at least 10,338 people are relying on emergency accommodation this winter.

Meanwhile, around one in three homeless people are children.