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Competition winner to deliver special Christmas appeal to Government

7 December, 2009 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

The winner of an art competition, Curtis Tysom, 12, who designed the image for the campaign to restore the Christmas Bonus payment will tomorrow deliver a giant Christmas card to Government buildings which is signed on behalf of a number of Councils throughout the state, all of which have passed motions in support of the restoration of the social welfare payment.

Sinn Féin Social and Family Affairs spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh will accompany Curtis, his mother Debbie Tysom and Grandmother Breda Sargent to Government Buildings at 12:30pm for the delivery of the card and is available to speak to the media.

On the eve of the budget Deputy Ó Snodaigh will make a final appeal to the Government to restore the bonus payment amid growing concerns that many people are turning to ruthless money lenders in desperation to provide a decent Christmas for their children.

For more information contact Shaun Tracey on 0877735218.

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