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Newry Council rallies in aid of refugees as donation points set up

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is supporting the Northern Ireland Calais Refugee Solidarity group in their efforts to collect warm clothes and other essentials to try to help meet the immediate needs of people fleeing war torn homes.

Refugee Collection PointAppealing to the citizens of Newry, Mourne and Down, Council Chairperson Naomi Bailie said, “The Council would like to encourage people to give what they can to help.

“This is an international crisis and we can make a difference by providing warm clothing or other useful items to show our support, there are also volunteer opportunities available.

“Those who cannot give items or their time but would like to assist financially towards transport and storage costs as well as additional aid on the ground can do so by visiting the Northern Ireland Calais Refugee Solidarity on Facebook.”

Cllr Bailie outlined the items which can be donated, “Items needed are tents, heavy duty rubbish bags, blankets and sleeping bags, men’s warm winter clothes in S/M sizes, hats and gloves, men’s shoes (runners and walking), candles and torches, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, shaving foam, medicines and First Aid supplies, bikes and puncture repair kits.”

“You can drop off these items to the Solidarity Collection Points at: Ballynahinch Leisure Centre; Crossgar Community Centre; Kilkeel Leisure Centre; Crossmaglen Community Centre; Newry Lions Club; WIN Business Park, Newry; Social Enterprise Hub, Downpatrick; St Mary’s Hall, Newcastle; and Warrenpoint Town Hall.”

For further information contact your nearest Solidarity Collection Point:

Ballynahinch Leisure Centre
Daily: 4pm – 5pm

Kilkeel Leisure Centre
Monday – Friday 9.30am – 10pm
Saturday 10am – 5.30pm
Sunday 2pm – 5.30pm

Crossmaglen Community Centre
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 3pm

Newry Lions Club
Saturday 12, 19 and 26 September: 10am – 4pm

WIN Business Park, Newry
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

Social Enterprise Hub, Downpatrick
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10am – 4pm

St Mary’s Hall, Newcastle
Wednesday 9 September: 7pm – 9pm
Thursday 10 September: 9.30am – 1.30pm & 7pm – 9pm
Friday 11 September: 7pm- 9pm
Saturday 12 September: 9.30am – 1.30pm

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