Chernobyl Children appeals for clothing

Chernobyl Children International CCI Foyle & Inishowen Outreach Group has 25 children arriving in the area for a four week respite holiday on Monday, July 1.

The organisers have issued an appeal for donations of clothing for boys and girls from age five years up, ladies clothing size 8/10 for the older girls who are age 15/18, as well as teenage boys’ clothes. Any toys would also be appreciated.

A spokeswoman explained: “Anything not used will be passed on to local charities. The group can collect items; contact Siobhan 07588866865, Emma 07775855638.”

The charity is holding a Tombola extravaganza at the Rathmore Centre on May 13 and 14 and also a street collection on May 19. “We ask the good people of Derry to show their support on these days,” the spokeswoman added.