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Co Derry residents praised for their generosity

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Co Derry residents praised for their generosity thumbnailLittle Molly O’Hara (3) from Ballykelly helps to launch Trocaire’s Christmas Gifts. One of the gifts this year is the gift of chickens for families in Kenya and Ethiopia.

OVERSEAS development agency Trócaire has thanked the people of Co. Derry for supporting 1,197 families around the world with Christmas gifts last year. People in the county spent £28,140 on Trócaire gifts last year which supported the families with livestock, school books, water and healthcare. These gifts make a big difference to the lives of families in some of the poorest and most isolated places on earth.
The charity said that people from the county continue to show incredible generosity at Christmas. Since its inception, Trócaire's gifts campaign has sold nearly 900,000 gifts. The campaign has raised nearly £33 million in total for Trócaire's work to eradicate poverty in more than 20 countries in the developing world.

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