Aid appeal for Syria


A clothes appeal for refugees in Syria and Iraq is seeking donations to the Town Hall in Clifden later this month.

The two days of collections will run on Wednesday 28 (from 9am to 9pm) and Thursday 29 of September (9am to 5pm).

Clifden will be the hub for these collections being organised throughout the West under the Diocesan structure of the Church of Ireland. Clifden Parish Priest Fr James Ronayne has also lent his support to the campaign, urging people to donate what warm clothing they can.

Canon Stan Evans said: ‘We are asked to provide baby, children and adult winter clothes and blankets for refugees in Iraq and Syria. Clothes must be washed and in good order. Crutches and walking frames are also required.

‘We are working with an agency that has a proven track record, as over the past two years they have successfully delivered 47 articulated truckloads of aid to where it is needed.

‘This is not a cash appeal, but a request to pick out items you may never use again – but please no stained or damaged clothes. The  people who will receive them have lost everything – by giving quality items, we will bring hope and dignity in our giving.’