A group has been set up in Moate to help collect items to help the refugee crisis currently unfolding in Europe, called Moate Humanitarian Refugee Appeal.
The appeal is being launched in Dons Pub, Moate, on Friday, September 11 at 9pm. Due to the numbers of people affected by the crisis, organisers have issued a call for all people to donate. Clothes, nappies, toiletries, shoes, and whatever else people are willing to donate will be accepted.
A bank account has also been set up in Bank of Ireland Moate for those who wish to make a cash donation. The account number is 23888751, branch number 90-17-81.
Collections will also take place at Moate GAA pitch on Sunday, September 13, from 2-4pm and 6-8pm; on Wednesday 16 from 2- 4pm and 6-8pm, and on Friday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. All donations will be passed on to Human Appeal, an Irish charity working in Syria.