A special fundraising event for people who have lost their homes in Syria will be held in The Clayton Hotel on March 16 2017.
The Galway night for Syria is being organised by a group of local people in order to raise money to provide shelter and emergency aid to people who have fled their homes due to the conflict in Syria. All proceeds from the event will go to Trócaire’s work in Syria.
Sean Slattery and the Connections will provide live music entertainment on the night and will be followed by a DJ. Finger food will be provided and there will also be a raffle with a variety of great prizes.
Sandra Carroll, a member of the organising committee, urged people to get behind the event to support people displaced by the war in Syria.
“We are a local group of people in Galway who have come together to fundraise for the displaced people of Syria, who as we are all painfully aware are really suffering. We had all seen the devastating graphic images and videos of the people of Syria on the television, newspapers, and Facebook. It was heart-breaking. We decided that we wanted to do something about it.
“We decided that we would like to raise as much money as possible. We want to get it to the people of Syria in order to help reduce the amount of suffering that they are experiencing, by providing much needed food and shelter.”
The organising committee have also appealed to local businesses to get involved by making donations or buying tickets.
Niall O’Keeffe, who oversees Trócaire’s work in Syria, thanked the committee for organising the event:
“People have been struggling to survive for six years due to this war. Families have been separated and lives destroyed as people are caught in the crossfire. Trócaire is providing vital aid to people in Syria. I recently travelled to Damascus and I met with families who are surviving because of the aid we are providing. We are incredibly appreciative to the people of Galway for supporting this initiative and helping us to continue to help people cope in the face of such appalling violence.”
Tickets for Galway Night for Syria are priced at €20 and are available from; The Clayton Hotel, Galway; The Cathedral Bookshop, Galway; Jody’s Centra Craughwell; Just Kidz, Athenry Shopping Centre; Hennigan’s Centra Clarinbridge; Monaghan’s Centra Tuam Rd; Monaghan’s Centra Westside; Faller’s Jewellers; Wholistic House of Healing Galway; and Kitt’s Mountbellew.
For further information visit the Galway Night for Syria Facebook page.