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Sunday 22 October 2017

Concert For Nepal to help quake victims

THE Wexford trekkers who survived the Nepal earthquake have so far raised €30,000 that will go directly to Trocaire for its teams on the ground in the quake-ravaged country.

Keith Jordan, from Westgate Design, said it was a great achievement considering that no big fundraising events have taken place so far.

The biggest locally, is the 'Concert for Nepal' organised by the Wexford quake survivors at the National Opera House at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 28.

The concert has been organised by eight Wexford trekkers who were in Kathmandhu when the huge quake struck last month and fulfills a commitment by the Wexford party to do all they could to help the people of Nepal in the wake of the disaster. Keith said concert tickets were selling well.

The concert line-up is The Celtic Tenors, Eleanor McEvoy, Aileen Donohue, George Lawlor and Tony Carty.

'We would like to appeal to as many people as possible to come to the concert or donate to the appeal,' said Catherine Jordan, in Wexford, one of the local people caught up in the earthquake which killed more than 6,000 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

All proceeds from the concert or from donations will go directly to Trocaire's teams on the ground in Nepal. Tickets priced at €40/€35/€25 are available at the Opera House. Call (053) 912 2144. Meanwhile anyone who wants to donate can do so at AIB under the name 'Wexford Nepal Appeal', Sort Code:​93-33-41, Account:​42596015

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