Limerick asked to support Trócaire

first_imgGenerous Keith gives the shirt off his back to children’s charity Email Advertisement Twitter Three Limerick charities receive Aldi Community Grants donations Previous articleNoonan’s missed debt deal opportunity deemed ‘highly embarrassing’Next articleCall on Minister Nash to ban zero hours contracts Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsCommunityLimerick asked to support TrócaireBy Bernie English – February 18, 2015 958 Pieta ask people to share their sunrise this Saturday Limerick sings from the rooftops to thank frontline workers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin TAGScharityLentLimerick EthiopiaTrócaire Print Trócaire boxes are being delivered the length and breadth of Limerick this week in preparation for the annual Lenten national campaign to raise funds for some of the poorest people in the world.Last year, €205,382 was raised  to support Trócaire’s annual campaign through the Diocese of Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Éamonn Meehan, Executive Director of Trócaire, this week thanked people for their ongoing support, saying that the money raised across the county was supporting life-saving work across the developing world.Thius week sees the atart of the campaign to raise funds and awareness for people living in extreme poverty in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.As well as donating through the Trócaire box and trocaire.org, people can this year for the first time download a free Trócaire box app for their mobile phones or tablets. The app is available from the Apple App Store or Google Playstore.Éamonn Meehan, Executive Director of Trócaire, said:“The people of Limerick have always supported Trócaire’s work. Last year Trócaire’s work directly benefitted 3.4 million people. This is only possible as a result of the generosity of communities across Ireland.”This year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign highlights the growing problem of drought as a result of climate change. Rising temperatures and increasingly erratic rainfall are threatening the ability of the world’s poorest people to provide food for themselves and their families.This year’s Lenten campaign highlights the challenges facing rural communities in Ethiopia, who are struggling to produce food as a result of almost constant drought.Trócaire boxes are available from parishes, through trocaire.org or by phoning 1850 408 408. As well as donating through the Trócaire box and trocaire.org, people can this year for the first time download a free Trócaire box app for their mobile phones or tablets. The app is available from the Apple App Store or Google Playstore. Facebook Oxfam Limerick calls on decluttering locals to do the #JoeyChallenge4Oxfam – a donation drive with a twist Limerick Charity getting sweet treats from Shannon Heritagelast_img