Locals thanked as Trócaire hits one million Christmas gift mark


The noble cause revealed the figure at the launch of its annual Christmas gift campaign on November 11.

At the launch of Gifts of Love, Trócaire Regional Manager for Northern Ireland, Siobhan Hanley, said: “This one million gift milestone is a testament to the extraordinary generosity of the public here at home. Despite the immense challenges of the past few years, our supporters have continued to be incredibly generous to those who need it most. opportunity to buy a meaningful gift from just £5 that will change the life of someone in need.

Ms Hanley said: “Currently, around 274 million people around the world are in need of humanitarian aid and we are counting on the public again this Christmas to support our work.

Newtownabbey’s Stephen Zhong (7) and Emily Lindsay (6) help launch Trócaire’s annual range of life-changing love gifts.

“The COP27 climate summit highlighted the needs of people in developing countries struggling to survive the effects of climate change. The climate crisis, along with Covid-19 and conflict, has resulted in 44 million people currently facing life-threatening food shortages in East Africa. Our donations aim to ensure that people do not reach the traumatic point where they have to rely on emergency humanitarian aid.

This year, the Gifts of Love collection includes two new gifts – the ‘Gift of Winter Essentials’ (£20) to support Syrian families forced to flee their homes to refugee camps in neighboring Lebanon – and the ‘Family Food Basket’ (£30) which provides staple foods and nutrient dense foods to malnourished children facing catastrophic hunger in the Horn of Africa due to the ongoing drought. for women and children traumatized by the ongoing conflict in Gaza (£40).

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