Fermanagh raises £11, 400 for Trocaire

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FERMANAGH contributed £11,400 in ethical gifts as part of Trocaire’s Christmas season last year.

And, the overseas aid agency is hoping that the county can contribute just as much this year.

Thanking local people, Eithne McNulty, Trocaire’s regional director, said: “Last Christmas, people from Fermanagh continued their long tradition of compassion towards people facing poverty. Because of this, we were able to provide families in countries such as Malawi and Somalia with vital lifelines such as chickens, goats, healthcare and education.


“As we once again enter into the Christmas season, I would like to say a heartfelt thanks to everyone in Fermanagh, who so kindly included on their Christmas shopping lists, gifts to support struggling families in poor communities overseas.”

Trocaire’s Christmas gifts range in price from £5 to £170 and include: chicks (£5) for families in Kenya, birth certs (£10) for newborn babies in Somalia, school kits (£20) for children in Honduras and Guatemala, goats (£40) to help families in the Democratic Republic of Congo, legal aid (£55) to seek justice for families affected by past conflict in Guatemala, support for grandparents (£75) from Ethiopia and Kenya caring for orphaned grandchildren, safe motherhood (£85) for pregnant women in Somalia, water sources for communities world-wide (£125) and houses (£170) for poor rural families in India.

Trocaire’s Christmas gifts are on sale on or by calling 0800 912 1200. They can also be bought in Veritas stores, selected Eason stores and in the Trocaire centre at 50 King Street Belfast.

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