For those readers who might be in London, please do pop round the Hammersmith Irish Centre from half seven! We’ve a fundraiser on to assist Trócaire‘s aid to the flood-stricken zones of Pakistan. Pakistani Deputy High Commissioner Asif Durrani will be updating us on relief efforts, alongside Tony McCullagh from the Irish Embassy speaking on the Irish role. We’ll then have a trad ensemble playing, in the first of a series of ‘Trad for Trócaire’ events which will kick off across Ireland throughout September.
Those who can’t come but might still like to send a donation are warmly welcome to write to LondonTrocaireAppeal@gmail.com. The London Irish Lawyers Association are very kind co-sponsors of the event. We’ve also donated Asian cookery lessons and limited-edition framed photographic prints to flog, tonight and online, all proceeds going to the Trócaire Pakistan appeal.
I’ll be posting early next week on the annual Irish Aid report, which is released on Monday, and on conversations I’ve had with Trócaire’s staff working now in the flood zones.