Each year, Ballinderreen Parish holds a collection of non-perishable foods for SVP in the run-up to Christmas. However, this year, SVP will hold a virtual food appeal instead. Here is their message:
‘Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, we have had to make some changes this year. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept donations of physical toys and food, as we cannot guarantee we would be able to deliver them safely to families in time for Christmas.
But this year, more than ever, we still need your help to make sure that children and families have what they need to share in the magic of the season. We are asking people to support families through our Virtual Food Appeal.
On our website, you can purchase a hamper so some essential food items and Christmas treats can be given to people in your community. You can choose to donate a virtual hamper to one person, two people, or a family, to help them this winter and beyond.’
Donations can be made via this link: