Cillian Murphy has been announced as the ambassador for Radio Nova’s 2016 Help Our Homeless Radiothon.
Taking place on February 17 and 18, the campaign will help fund Focus Ireland’s work to tackle and prevent homelessness in the Greater Dublin area.
Speaking about joining the campaign, the Hollywood actor admitted it’s hard to imagine the reality many homeless families are facing.
“Homelessness is a problem that is very, very visible in our cities around the country,” he said.
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“You can’t really escape it, so it’s something that I thought I’d help out with. The Radiothon is a great idea, very proactive and that’s the kinda thing I like to support.
“It’s hard to imagine what it’s like not to have a home but that’s the reality facing hundreds of families with children, individuals and young people across Ireland,” he told Radio Nova’s Morning Glory breakfast show.
“Homelessness has a terrible impact on people’s lives, especially on the lives of children.
“We can all play our part and help by supporting the Radio Nova Radiothon which will raise money for Focus Ireland – who are working hard to support families and individuals during this incredibly stressful time,” he added.