Sinn Féin councillor Colly Kelly has urged people in Derry and Donegal to support the Trócaire Gifts initiative this Christmas.
Colr. Kelly told the Sunday Journal that the appeal was a fantastic opportunity for local people to make someone happy at this time of year.
“The Trócaire Gift initiative is an excellent way this Christmas for people in Derry and Donegal getting a present for someone that can also help transform the lives of people in other parts of the world.
“I believe that this is a very worthwhile initiative and can be supported from as little as £5.00.”
Colr. Kelly went on to say that he thought the focus on Christmas had become materialistic and futile. He urged people to think about donating money to the Trócaire appeal as it could help to change someone’s life forever.
“All too often in the rush towards Christmas people buy presents which in many cases are never opened or used.
“In a small way the money raised by the purchase of these gifts can change the lives of millions of people living in the world’s poorest countries.”
He added: “I would like to congratulate Trócaire for all their efforts and help in emergencies and disasters that have affected many parts of world in the past twelve months .
“The work they carry out is invaluable.
For more information visit www.trocaire.org