Bewley’s Grafton Street, has raised €15,000 for Samaritans Ireland.
Cól Campbell, managing director of Bewley’s Grafton Street, presented Niall Mulligan executive director of Samaritans Ireland, with the donation, raised as part of the ‘Time for Joy’ exhibition which was on display in the café during the Christmas period.
The exhibition was designed and created by Cól's father renowned Irish sculpture Paddy Campbell and funds were raised through the sales of bespoke postcards and calendars of Paddy’s work, as well as donations from café customers.
"Through my father Paddy Campbell’s talent as an artist and the generosity of our customers we were able to raise these much-needed funds," said Cól Campbell.
'The 3-dimensional 1920s themed sculptured scenes were crafted to represent moments in time from everyday life,' the hot beverage company explained.
These realistic handmade figures are moulded in mid-movement and depict various scenes including, The Sant’Ambrogio Market, and Bewley’s Cafe 1927.
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