Wexford relaunches the charity drum in aid of those affected by the refugee crisis

By AMY LEWIS

Published 08/12/2015 | 00:00

Lorraine Smith, Frances Whelan, Cllr Ger Carthy, Trish Robinson, Angela Laffan and Kamal Tribak
Lorraine Smith, Frances Whelan, Cllr Ger Carthy, Trish Robinson, Angela Laffan and Kamal Tribak

People shopping in Wexford this December are being asked to dig deep for a good cause by donating a few coins to the Charity Drum in the Bullring.

The Charity Drum, which was relaunched for the Christmas season, will be collecting for NGOs in Jordan that are working with Syrian refugees. In light of the current refugee crisis, the Borough District of Wexford decided that this would be a suitable cause to raise funds for.

The metal drum was commissioned by Wexford Borough Council in 2011 in response to the Somalia Famine. It was made and donated by Kent Manufacturing before being placed in the Bullring as a permanent feature. Since then, many charities have availed of it, including Concern and most recently, St Vincent de Paul.

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