A postman based in Foxford whose normal run takes him to the villages of Newtown, Cloghans, and Knockmore will be undertaking a much longer delivery in the near future when he heads to Bulgaria in September this year to deliver aid to a Syrian children’s refugee camp. Brendan Medlar has volunteered to be a driver on the Communications Workers Union convoy to the camp, a 4,000 mile round trip. Mr Medlar who will be driving an An Post truck will meet with the projects partners from Eircom and will travel to the UK, where they will join a further 10 to 12 trucks for the trek across Europe to the camp.
Mr Medlar is looking for donations to fill the truck and has organised a number of fundraisers including a cycle along the Great Western Greenway on Sunday June 22. He has sponsorship cards available to anyone who would like to take part in the cycle. He has also appealed for anyone who would like to raise funds, by running events, to get in touch with him on 085 7774391 and donations can be also be made to CWU Ireland HA Fund in Ballina Post Office.