It was an opportunity. It was something I always wanted to do. It was an opportunity for me to sign up and I was glad to do it. It was only a small amount of money. I'm not going to miss it.
Thinking about it, it was just the right thing to do and I'm glad - its years later and I'm still glad I did it. Every time when I look at the television and I see something going bad I think 'well at least I've something out there helping', it's not a whole lot but it's something and I'm happy to do that.
Trócaire are always contacting me, you know, and saying 'thank you very much' and, that's lovely to hear. It's a warm feeling and I like that. It's nice to feel part of a community, and we have the community here with the GAA and all the sports - that's for entertainment.
It's nice to think there is a structure out there, helping people, that you can be part of - you know, when things aren't so good, and they don't have structures in their lives, to get food or get drink or, you know, water, things like that.
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