Reaching out with a helping hand

The coffee morning is being organised to promote solidarity between Ireland and Greece

A GROUP of holistic therapists from Killarney, who regularly travel to Greece on holidays, are organising a fundraising coffee morning to support the victims of the fire disaster that has devastated parts of the country.

The event will be held at the Shimra Health and Wellness Centre on 41/42 High Street – above Petit Delice café – this Saturday from 11.00am to 1.00pm.

It will be hosted by Aleksandra Brudzinska and Tomasz Terlecki who say they have been deeply saddened by the events in Athens and they have decided that, as they are more fortunate, they are obliged to do something to help.

The fundraiser will feature teas, coffees, baked goods and a raffle with prizes.

“As far as we know, this is the only fundraising event to help fire victims in Greece in the whole country. We want to reach out with a helping hand to those in urgent need,” said Aleksandra.

“We all feel for the families, people and animals who, seeking safety, fled to the water which took its advantage and claimed some lives as well. But our prayers are not enough. All victims of the fire need physical help,” she added.

“They need food, medicines, blood, drinking water, baby food, bottles and nappies, accommodation and a simple reassurance that they are not alone in this tragedy”.

All the proceeds will be divided between Hellenic Red Cross and SCARS – the Second Chance Animal Rescue Society in Greece – who are helping people and animals affected by the deadly fires.

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