An appeal has been made to donate water refunds to the homeless 4 years ago

An appeal has been made to donate water refunds to the homeless

€173 million.

That's how much money in water refunds that will be given back to around one million people across the country.

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And now, homeless charities around Ireland are urging those to donate it.

Simon Community, Focus Ireland and Peter McVerry Trust have all teamed up to run the new campaign.

The chair of the campaign, the 'Refund Project', Kieran Mulvey said: "We're hoping that when Irish people see the level of the refund, and that it's maybe not as much as they were expecting, that they would give us the benefit of that generosity so that we could put it towards the most deserving and most important cause in this country."

The aim is to help around 8000 people who are homeless and living on the streets.

Keiran added that if you can afford to donate even a portion of the money back, it will be greatly appreciated.