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Donegal donations bound for Calais refugees 01.10.15

EIGHTEEN pallets of essential supplies donated by the people of Donegal are en-route to refugees stranded in the French port of Calais.
Donations including blankets, sleeping bags, tents, clothes and toiletries were collected at seven locations around the county in the last fortnight. They have now been dispatched to the Ireland Calais Refugee Solidarity Group’s distribution centre in Cork.
Donegal County Council chief executive Seamus Neely said: “The generosity of the people of Donegal has been outstanding."
And he singled out local haulier Duffy Express Freight which volunteered its services free of charge to collect all the donations from around the county and sort them at its depot in Newtowncunningham.
Staff from Duffy Express Freight and Donegal County Council load vans with donations from the people of Donegal to be sent to help the refugees in Calais, France.
“We could not have done this without the support and assistance of William Duffy and his team at Duffy Express Freight. They provided their services completely free of charge and we are very grateful to them for all their assistance," he added.
Mr Neely also acknowledged the support of the local media for getting the message about the collection out to the public who, in turn, responded generously to help those caught up in the growing humanitarian crisis across Europe.
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