Thanks for donations
THE organisers of a recent church gate collection in Gorey have expressed gratitude to everyone who supported it. The collection, which is an annual initiative, took place outside St Michael’s Church and was organised to raise money for Self Help Africa.
Throughout the weekend 15 different volunteers collected money and a record €1,191.50 was raised for the organisation much to the delight of all involved.
‘The record amount of €1,191.50 was collected by 15 different volunteer collectors over the weekend,’ said Jim Kirwan, who organised the collection. ‘This money goes towards projects in nine African countries supporting small farmers and their families.’
Mr Kirwan pointed out that many of the farmers are women and the organisation gives them assistance in various ways.
He said: ‘Sincere thanks to all who assisted in the collection and indeed, to those who contributed so generously.’