Limerick aid worker’s message of thanks

Trocaire worker Eoin Wrenn, from Shanagolden, Co Limerick pictured with Ambika Paraja (9) from the Jhilligoan community in East India. Ambika is the little girl pictured on this year's Trocaire box. Picture: Jeannie OBrien
A LIMERICK aid worker has praised the “remarkable generosity” of those who support the work of Trocaire through donations.

A LIMERICK aid worker has praised the “remarkable generosity” of those who support the work of Trocaire through donations.

Eoin Wrenn, an aid worker from Shanagolden who works for the development agency, has witnessed the impact that support has had.

“On St Patrick’s Day the country will celebrate all that is good about being Irish. When I meet people overseas through my work with Trocaire, I’m always quick to tell them that I’m from Ireland, and in particular from Limerick,” he explained.

“The generosity of the Irish towards people experiencing poverty and hardship is quite remarkable. It’s something we should be extremely proud of, especially as we celebrate all that’s great about our nation on St Patrick’s Day.”

Mr Wrenn noted the impact of support for the 2013 Trocaire Lenten Campaign, and how donations from Ireland are supporting those living in the most isolated and forgotten rural communities in India.

“With support from Limerick people are being empowered to work their way out of poverty, grow their confidence, raise their voices within their own communities and imagine a more secure future for their families,” he said.

“Ambika Paraja, the little girl on this year’s Trocaire Box, is a wonderful example of how Limerick people are inspiring a generation through Trocaire’s work.

“Through donations from Limerick, Ambika’s family now has a basic home, an income from farming and can send Ambika to a local school.”

To order a Trocaire box or make a donation call 1850 408 408 or visit trocaire.org.