Clothes and bag sale reaps in over €4,000
A RECENT SALE of new and nearly new clothes and bags in Greystones was a huge success. The sale which was organized by the Greystones Outreach Group of Chernobyl Children’s Project International saw more than €4,000 being raised for the very worthy cause.
On sale during the day were handbags, jewellery, hats, debs dresses, cocktail wear and leather jackets and the sale was held in the Kilian Family Centre. There was also a deli- cious selection of mouthwatering cakes on offer.
In total a whopping €4,260 was raised during the sale and the money will go towards paying for the flights of 17 children and their interpreter, who will be arriving in Greystones in early June for a holiday. These children come from Klintsy in Western Russia, an area which is still contaminated with radiation, as a result of the Chernobyl disaster, which occurred 24 years ago on April 26 1986. One of the local organizers Daireen Caffery thanked everyone who supported the sale and said without the support of the people of Greystones and the environs it would not be possible to bring children over to Ireland or indeed support projects in Belarus and Western Europe.
Alongside bringing children to the area every year, the Greystones Outreach Group has also funded many worthy projects in Belarus and West- ern Russia. These have included donating ambulances and delivering aid to communities, supporting nursing and treatment programmes, supporting building projects and most recently the buying of a ‘Home of Hope’. This home is a house which has become home to six children and their two foster parents. These children would otherwise live in an orphanage but now have the opportunity to grow up in a loving family atmosphere.