Mattress Mick may have just won the day with his amazing gesture to the less fortunate.
The bedding mogul has joined the movement to help the homeless in Dublin this Christmas, by donating a delivery of beds to Apollo House.
Backed by a group of Irish celebrities, the groups teamed together as a ‘citizen’s intervention’ to tackle the growing homeless crisis in the city.
Home Sweet Home has since received huge public support, with professionals including doctors and plumbers offering to lend their skills. They have also been inundated with food and clothing donations.
In the early hours of Saturday morning, Mattress Mick came to their rescue when he arrived to the centre with a truckload of mattresses.
— Michelle DooleyMahon (@shellakeypookey) December 16, 2016
Eirigi, a socialist party, posted the video taken by Damien Farrell to their Facebook page.
“#MattressMick supplied mattresses arriving at #HomeStreetHome in the early hours of Friday morning. Éirígí activists, along with dozens of others from many groups and from none, helped to get the citizen-operated homeless accommodation up and running. The first residents were in their rooms within a couple of hours of the NAMA building being taken over. This is people power in action.”
The North Dublin native said he is giving the “worthy” movement his “full support”.
— Paul Kelly (@ShootAudition) December 16, 2016
Yesterday, another appeal for mattresses was circulated on Facebook, with the occupiers of Apollo House being forced to turn people away in the absence of adequate bedding.
Despite being issued an order-to-vacate by NAMA's lawyers, the homeless group is still pushing ahead with its mission to give every homeless person a bed this Christmas.
Apollo House is due for demolition in the New Year.
The charity has already raised over €70,000 through their GoFundMe page. If you would like to donate to Home Sweet Home, you can do so here.