Boomerang and India to benefit
The Boomerang Youth Service and Cafe is the local project and the Augustinian Community in South East India is the overseas beneficiary of the 2018 Drogheda Cares at Christmas campaign.
Drogheda Youth Development CLG who are behind the Boomerang Youth Service and Cafe in Fair Street, celebrate their 25th birthday this year. The organisation provides an alcohol free environment for young people where they can meet new friends, learn a skill or join a club.
There are many recreational, educational and specialist support programmes to choose from, targeted at 12 to 18 year olds. Proceeds from the Drogheda Cares at Christmas will be used to develop and support new clubs and activities.
Recent floods in South East India, caused by heavy monsoon rains, have devastated the area and among the casualties was the Augustinian seminary in Aluva which was submerged. Those in the seminary had to be rescued by the Indian Navy.
The funds from the Drogheda Cares at Christmas campaign will go towards repairing the damage at the seminary and towards helping those who suffered losses during the floods.
Fast cards have been distributed to secondary schools in Drogheda and anyone else wishing to take part can pick up a card at the Augustinian shop or ring Phil Conyngham at 086-8123310. You can fast or switch off your social media for any 24 hour period between now and Christmas and seek sponsors for your effort. For under 15's the time is 12 hours.