Parish raise €24,482 to help build tuberculosis hospital
By Aimee Walsh
A LOCAL Parish raised an incredible €28,482 for Trócaire to help build a tuberculosis hospital.
The people of Rathfarnham Parish got behind a Trócaire Lenten Campaign project to help build a Tuberculosis hospital in West Somalia, after the parish priest Fr Martin, was inspired by a TV campaign.
Colm Hogan, Fr Michael Coady, Fr Martin Cosgrove, Philip McCluskey and Maírín Heffernan with the cheque they raised for Trocaire
Fr Martin Cosgrave said that he decided to help after seeing an advert on TV for Trócaire a few months back, with a plea to build a tuberculosis ward in the town of Luuk, in north west Somalia.
The plea was made by Paul Healy, the Country Director for Trócaire in Somalia, and someone Fr Martin knew for long time.
Fr Martin got the whole parish motivated to raise the funds and managed to raise an astonishing €28,482 for the TB hospital.
Rathfarnham Parish presented the cheque to Colm Hogan, church outreach officer from Trócaire at the 12 O’clock mass last Sunday.