Local Midleton woman Joan McDermott who is the co-ordinator for the East Cork Palestinian movement is making an urgent appeal for donations of essential medical and toiletry supplies to send to Palestine. Vital assistance is needed by the 100,000+ people who have presented to centres in Gaza seeking aid and support over the past two weeks of conflict and turmoil.
Joan has specified that the types of supplies required are nappies, towels, dressings, antiseptic creams, soaps, shampoos, etc. She is asking people to buy just one extra item to donate when they go shopping. Joan can be contacted directly at mobile 086-4015561 to organise for collection of donations which can be made up to the 15th August.
All donations collected will leave Dublin in a shipment bound for Palestine at the end of August.