The “Road to Roundwood” group are holding a fundraiser on Sunday, March 15 between 12 noon and 4pm at the local Parish Hall.
The “Road to Roundwood” is a 100% voluntary group set up by local people with the goal of welcoming and helping to resettle a refugee family in our community who are fleeing war in the Middle East.
We are part of “Community Sponsorship Ireland”,itself, an initiative of the Department of Justice and Equality. It is part of the United Nations response to the Humanitarian Crisis which developed in Southern Europe due to mass forced displacement of people from conflict areas, particularly in the Middle East.
As a group we must raise 10,000 euros through fundraising activities and sponsorship. The money will then be used to support the family with various costs such as housing, start-up needs such as house hold supplies and furnishings, clothing, transport, language training, translation, interpretation, employment preparation and job seeking, access to education, costs for physical, mental and/or dental health.
Our Website can be found on http://www.roadtoroundwood.ie You can also contact our Chairperson Lorraine Creane on 0894576602