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Gaza toy drive launched in Meath

Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 5:25pm

Gaza toy drive launched in Meath

Mayor of Navan, Cllr Sinead Burke with some of the toys already donated to the Gaza Toy Appeal.

In response to the on going assault on the people of Gaza, Meath Travellers Workshops has joined a growing national and international effort to help the children of the conflict.

Said MTW community worker and mayor of Navan, Cllr Sinead Burke: "We are collecting new and very good used toys for children in Gaza where high unemployment, blockade by land, sea and air and constant threat of attack makes it impossible for families to provide much needed items for their beloved children’s childhood. Toys are a crucial part of childhood.

She said: "Children learn so much from playing with toys. Having a favourite toy to cherish is beneficial for children, all over the world, no matter where they are from. Help us to get toys and clothes to children in Gaza."

Toys and clothes will be accepted in Meath Travellers Workshops on the Fairegreen in Navan and also in the Trim, Navan and Kells Sinn Fein offices.

The Gaza Toy Drive will be working with an overseas development company to secure safe passage for the goods into Gaza after August 15th.

For more information please go to Gaza Toy Drive on Facebook or call the Workshops toy collection office 087 757 2010

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