By Sean Ryan - 09 December, 2016
Tipperary hurler Brian Hogan is asking the public to support Trócaire’s work with refugees and other vulnerable groups throughout the developing world this Christmas.
Last year, over €1 million was donated to Trócaire’s Christmas appeal, which allowed the agency to provide life-changing support to communities in over 20 countries around the world.
Brian Hogan is a native of Lorrha in North Tipperary. The goalkeeper, who has starred at both minor and under 21 level for Tipperary, has for the past year been a member of the Tipperary senior hurling squad.
He is also the son of legendary Tipperary goalkeeper, Ken Hogan, who won All-Ireland medals with Tipperary in 1989 and 1991.
Speaking this week, Brian Hogan said “I would like to say a huge thank you to the people of Tipperary for their continued support of Trócaire’s overseas programmes. Now more than ever, we need to give the gift of hope and solidarity to those experiencing conflict and extreme poverty in the developing world.”
Speaking about Trócaire’s Christmas campaign, he said “Trócaire’s Christmas appeal is vital for supporting projects throughout the year while their ethical Christmas gift range allows people in Tipperary to buy practical gifts that will change the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in the world.”
This year, Trócaire is working in Serbia, Greece, Syria and Lebanon, responding to the urgent needs of Syrian refugees by providing them with shelter, hot food, shoes, hygiene kits, baby supplies and health services.
Trócaire also works with displaced people in countries such Myanmar, Rwanda, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Donations to the organisation’s Christmas appeal will fund development and humanitarian projects throughout the developing world.
To support Trócaire’s work this Christmas, donate at trocaire.org/donate/christmas or by calling 1850 408 408. Alternatively, visit Trócaire’s centres in Dublin, Cork or Belfast.