Over the last number of years I have written to the Drogheda Independent in December/January thanking readers for their support during the year.
Concern is heavily reliant on the generosity of the Irish public for the work it does in 25 of the world's poorest countries. We never take your support for granted. We can't.
I have been Chief Executive Officer at Concern since 2001. In February I leave the aid agency to work as Chairman of the newly formed Constitutional Convention.
We are living in difficult economic times and I am conscious of the strains placed upon people and families. I thank you for your continued support and wish you a joyful and happy New Year.
Yours, Tom Arnold, Chief Executive Officer, Concern Worldwide, Dublin 2.