IMG_4094The Rotary Club of Wexford is again seeking to recognise and support the work of Wexford Priest Fr. Sean Devereux in Gambia. Fr. Sean has now spent almost 15 years helping poor communities in the diocese of Banjul Gambia.

The Rotary Club of Wexford supported by South East Radio presents “Recycle for Gambia” a special collection day on Saturday September 27th. Fr. Sean needs the following items:

  • Bicycles, regardless of the condition, wide wheeled mountain bikes and high nellys.
  • Light clothing for children and young people, sports jerseys, t-shirts, runners and football boots.
  • Power tools… drills, saws and plains
  • Garden tools…. shovels, picks, forks, rakes
  • Plastic seed trays for seed planting
  • Exercise books, pencils, colouring pencils, Ladybird reading books for their nursery schools.
  • He also need syringes, stethoscopes, old and new type blood pressure monitors,  bandages and in date medical supplies.
  • For the community based radio station and University students he needs used laptops or computers, headphones, mic stands, short and boom stands, mic cable and a small analogue mixer.  Also CD players and  cassette players.

Families in rural Gambia live on less than $1.25 a day and desperately need your help.

The Collection Day will be on September 27th at the Wexford Enterprise Centre Car Park (opposite the Renault garage) on the Rosslare Road, Drinagh, Wexford from 11a.m. to 4p.m.

Your unwanted items can really transform lives in the Gambia so please donate all you can.

Thank you

 

Overview of the Gambia

And the Gambia is poor, cripplingly poor, with over a third of its population of 1.7 million surviving below the United Nations poverty line of  $1.25 a day. Beyond Serakunda’s busy street-side industries, and hand-to-mouth trading,  and away from Banjul’s decaying  colonial centre, around 70 per cent of the population work small plots of village land to survive.     The Guardian Newspaper October 2013

Demographics

  • Population officially 1.7 million
  • Realistic population 2.5 million
  • 168 out of 187 poorest countries in the world
2 Responses to Recycle for Gambia – Collection Day on Saturday Sept 27th
  1. Have bike and other things for Gambia but will not be able to deliver.
    We live in Curracloe.
    Can anyone collect? or can I deliver tomorrow to somebody??


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