Local people raise a smashing £50k for Concern Worldwide

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The people of Banbridge and Dromore last year donated a whopping £50,068 to Concern Worldwide.

The money helped the charity to respond to emergencies in South Sudan, Pakistan, Nepal and Syria.

“On behalf of Concern Worldwide, I would sincerely like to thank the readers of the Leader for your support during 2015,” said Peter Anderson, the charity’s NI Director.

“Last year, the people of Dromore and Banbridge donated £50,068 to help us tackle hunger, poverty and injustice in some of the toughest places of the world.

“Every day, more than 3,000 Concern staff are on the ground working hard to transform lives. However, that is only possible with your support - you make it happen. And last year alone, because of your generosity, we reached more people than ever – seven million people across 27 of the world’s poorest countries.

“Over the past twelve months we have achieved an extraordinary amount, while our nutrition, health, education and livelihoods programmes continue to deliver real transformative change for many vulnerable people. None of this would happen without your help.

“Whether it’s a farmer in Africa who can’t grow enough to feed his or her family, mothers who cannot access basic healthcare and nutrition for their children or families forced to flee their home in the wake of devastating conflict or disaster, because of you, Concern is there saving and transforming lives. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all the readers of the Leader the very best for 2016.”