Tipperary hurler raises plight of refugees this Christmas

Tipperary hurler raises plight of refugee this Christmas

Tipperary hurler Brian Hogan asks for support for Trocaire campaign.

Tipperary hurler Brian Hogan is asking the people of Tipperary to support Trócaire’s work with refugees and other vulnerable groups throughout the developing world this Christmas.

Last year, over €1m was donated to Trócaire’s Christmas appeal, allowing the humanitarian agency to provide life-changing support to communities in over twenty countries around the world.

County senior hurler Brian Hogan said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to the people of Tipperary for their continued support of Trócaire’s overseas programmes.

 “Now more than ever we need to give the gift of hope and solidarity to those experiencing conflict and extreme poverty in the developing world.

 “Trócaire’s Christmas appeal is vital for supporting projects throughout the year, while their ethical Christmas Gifts range allows people in Tipperary to buy practical gifts that will change the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in the world.”

Brian, from the Lorrha Dorrha Club, is pictured above with shoes that once belonged to a 5 year old Syrian refugee who wore them while she travelled over 2,000km before reaching a Trócaire-funded project in Serbia where she received humanitarian aid including new shoes for her continued journey to Germany.

 Trócaire, working in Serbia, Greece, Syria and Lebanon, is responding to the urgent needs of Syrian refugees by providing them with shelter, hot food, shoes, hygiene kits, baby supplies and health services. 

 Trócaire also works with displaced people in countries such as Myanmar, Rwanda, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Donations to the organisation’s Christmas appeal will fund development and humanitarian projects throughout the developing world.

 To support Trócaire’s work this Christmas donate at trocaire.org/Christmas by calling 1850 408 408 or visit Trócaire’s centres in Dublin, Cork and Belfast.