Huge response to Cathedral refugees appeal
Presentation Senior School teacher, Claire Dorr, launched an appeal for items to be sent to refugees who are making their way to Europe from Syria. The school hall was full by Friday afternoon with donations from people throughout the parish.
The Cathedral promoted the refugees appeal during the weekday Masses last week. Parishioners brought a wide range of items to the Cathedral to be transported to the continent as part of the school appeal. These included clothing for young children, torches, sleeping bags and toiletries.
Fr Padraig McMahon, Cathedral Administrator and Chairman of Presentation Senior Board of Management, thanked Ms Dorr and all who supported the appeal. “We cannot be blind to the plight of people who are in need”, he said. “Our Christian faith compels us to respond in practical ways to people who suffer. The school pupils showed great enthusiasm for the appeal and I want to thank everyone for their help.”