Principal launches fundraising campaign to raise aid for refugees

Posted on: 8th February, 2016

Category: Headlines

Contributor: West Cork People

At the end of this month, Carmel Nic Airt, currently Príomhoide on leave from Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin, Clonakilty, will travel to Leros Refugee Camp in Greece, where scores of Syrian men, women and children land after making the dangerous crossing from Turkey in rubber dingies.

Carmel is going for a three-week period where she will volunteer in helping people off boats, cooking and other duties. She will be paying for her own travel and all expenses but hopes to raise funds before she leaves to donate towards a food kitchen.

In the refugee camp, €10,000 will feed 1,200 people for 90 days; Carmel, with the support of her friends, has begun a fundraising drive and organised a number of events locally. A campaign Facebook page –Island to Island – has been set up to keep people informed of events and through which members of the community can also contact Carmel if they wish to help organise a fundraiser.

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