Radio Nova begins their annual Radiothon tomorrow, raising much needed funds for Focus Ireland. For 48 hours, the Nova team will be asking listeners and local businesses to donate what they can, and a special call centre will be set up at Nova's HQ with Focus Ireland staff manning the phones to accept the donations as they come in.

Last year Focus Ireland supported over 700 households to move out of homelessness. However, the overall annual government figures for 2017 show a 17% increase in family homelessness. There was also a shocking 23% increase in the number of children homeless during this same period.

Nova CEO Kevin Branigan said, "Over the last 3 years the Nova listeners have raised over €130,000.Their generosity up until now has been amazing and we’re convinced they will once again help us in our campaign to raise much needed funds for Focus Ireland."

The event starts tomorrow, February 28th, and will continue until March 1st.

Put the podcasts away, turn your radio on and tune in to help a great cause.