Press Releases / Temple Carrig School Makes Refugee Housing Appeal Donation
Fundraising for Dublin & Glendalough’s Diocesan Refugee Housing Appeal continues and the pupils and staff of Temple Carrig School in Greystones have made a very generous contribution to the project. They have donated €3,500 to the project this week. The money came from the proceeds of their very successful school panto before Christmas which also raised funds for the Simon Community.
The diocesan appeal plans to raise €300,000 over three years to support a new housing project by the Irish Refugee Council with the Association of Missionaries and Religious in Ireland. The appeal will also fund programmes to assist those emerging from direct provision. Since the launch in November parishes, schools and organisations throughout the dioceses have been raising funds for the project.
Archbishop Michael Jackson wrote to all parishes and schools in the dioceses asking them to be part of the solution to the housing crisis. He pointed out that by providing accommodation for refugees and those emerging from the direct provision system, pressure will be eased on the already strained organisations trying to tackle Ireland’s homelessness crisis.
The IRC is Ireland’s only national non–Governmental organisation specialising in working with refugees and people in the asylum process. In collaboration with the Association of Missionaries and Religious in Ireland, AMRI (formerly CORI and IMU), the IRC is in the process of acquiring several properties, both in Dublin and nationwide, that are being donated by the various AMRI congregations. These properties will require renovation and modernisation and this is where the money raised by the people of Dublin & Glendalough will be utilised. Funds will also be put towards programmes which will help those emerging from dependency on direct provision to become contributing and integrated members of their communities.
To contribute to the appeal monies can be forwarded by cheque to: the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough, Church House, Church Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6 (marked Housing Appeal). Donations can also be lodged directly to: DIOCESAN FUNDS OF DUBLIN AND GLENDALOUGH, Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin 2, BIC: BOFIIE2D, IBAN: IE50 BOFI 9000 1769 3548 78, Reference: Housing appeal. Donations may attract a tax rebate.
Those organising events are asked to email photographs and some information afterwards to the diocesan communications officer – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos show some of the scenes from Temple Carrig School’s 2016 Panto.
Category: Press Releases
Posted: Friday 3rd February 2017
Added By: Lynn Glanville