Concern thanks Newry community for backing ‘Hunger Stops Here’ appeal

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Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Concern Worldwide has thanked the people of Newry for supporting its Hunger Stops Here appeal by donating more than £28,000.
Monica Malundu, a small-model farmer in Concern’s RAIN programme, with her 3-year-old daughter, Deli

Monica Malundu, a small-model farmer in Concern’s RAIN programme, with her 3-year-old daughter, Deli

In all, the UK public gave £1.4 million to last autumn’s campaign – and match-funding by the government means that every penny donated to the international development charity has been doubled, taking the total to £2.8 million. A total of £925,000 was raised for the charity by people across Northern Ireland. The money will go to programmes tackling malnutrition in some of the world’s most marginalised communities helping thousands of vulnerable people to escape the trap of hunger. “We are very grateful that the people of Newry have shown their generosity by backing the appeal,” said Peter Anderson, NI Director of Concern. “The public have been motivated to do all sorts of things to raise money, such as organising street collections, bake sales and quizzes, fasting for 24 hours, donating items to our shops and taking on a challenge. “A massive high point was when two people, inspired by the opportunity to have their donation doubled by the UK government, made an incredibly generous donation of £500,000 to the appeal.” For more information, go to www.concern.net

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