Monday 16 September 2019

Trócaire thank locals for support during Lent

Trócaire has thanked the people of County Dublin, including those in Fingal for their vital support over the last year which has allowed the charity to help 2.9 million people in 27 of the poorest countries across the world.

The figures were released this week in the charity's annual report which showed that the scale of Trócaire's work increased in 2018/19.

Raising more than €23.2m from donations, the charity thanked the public for their support, highlighting the significant contribution the people of Ireland continue to make to Trócaire's work.

The Lenten campaign remains Trócaire's largest fundraiser, generating €7.6m, with Christmas also becoming increasingly important. Last year the organisation raised €2.3m during its Christmas appeal as people responded to conflicts affecting families in countries such as Yemen and South Sudan.

This was one of the strongest Christmas campaigns of the charity's history and reflected an increase of almost 10% on 2017.

Fingal Independent