Dream St Patrick's weekend New York trip for Longford St Christopher's service users postponed owing to Covid-19 risk

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Dream St Patrick's weekend New York trip for Longford St Christopher's service users postponed owing to Covid-19 risk

Dream St Patrick's weekend New York trip for Longford St Christopher's service users postponed owing to Covid-19 risk

A dream trip to New York for the St Patrick's Day and weekend celebrations for service users from St Christopher's Services Longford has been postponed owing to Covid-19 risk.

St Christopher's Services CEO Derek Scanlon posted on Facebook earlier today and explained:

"Due to the heightened risk associated with the COVID-19 virus we have made a decision following extensive consultation with Public Health Officials in Ireland and the US to postpone the Service User's trip to New York.

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"It would be hoped to have the trip take place at the same time next year or earlier assuming this COVID-19 situation has calmed down by then.

"I would sincerely like to thank everyone for their kind and generous donations. I hope that you understand our position and we will refund any donations made if people request that. If you do not require a refund we will hold the funds for the rescheduled trip."

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