Limerick man’s call to support Plan Ireland’s work

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

A RAHEEN man has appealed for Limerick people to support children’s charity Plan Ireland this Christmas by buying gifts for third world children.

A RAHEEN man has appealed for Limerick people to support children’s charity Plan Ireland this Christmas by buying gifts for third world children.

David Dalton, CEO of the charity, which works with youngsters in the developing world, wants local people to join their Christmas gift appeal.

Plan Ireland has put together a selection of Christmas gifts, cards and photographic canvas prints, with all proceeds from sales going to help the charity’s work. They have also put on sale a number of items which can be donated to those in the third world, including school soccer kits, numeracy and literary education packs, and a West African women’s community agriculture kit, which will enable mothers to grow food for their families.

This year, Plan Ireland in particular is focusing on the support of girls’ education, women’s food and economic security in the developing world.

Mr Dalton said: “By purchasing a Christmas gift from Plan Ireland this year, you are supporting gender equality and girls’ rights across the world. These gifts are essential and for girls it can mean the difference between a life of poverty and a life of prosperity for themselves, their families and communities.”

He has been with the charity since 2007 and has visited many of Plan Ireland’s projects overseas and witnessed firsthand the impact on the lives of children and their communities across the developing world.

As an added incentive, Plan Ireland has teamed up with Nivea, which will offer a beauty gift bag with every purchase over €120.

For more information on the scheme, and the range of gifts available, Plan Ireland.