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Leitrim group appeal for support to re-open Ukrainian centre

Aug 10, 2022 13:08 By Shannonside News
Leitrim group appeal for support to re-open Ukrainian centre Leitrim group appeal for support to re-open Ukrainian centre
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The centre initially opened in May.

A Leitrim group of volunteers is appealing to the public to help finance a Ukrainian support hub in Carrick-on-Shannon.

In May of this year a pop up shop was opened on the outskirts of the town which provided clothing, food and information to those arriving from the war torn country.

Ivan Torkavich is a member of Leitrim Helps Ukraine, he says the lease on their current property is now up and despite the group sourcing a new location, a lot of finance is required to re-connect the premises to electricity.

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Ivan and his wife Diana who have been living in Gorvagh for the last number of years also hope to travel to Ukraine next month to deliver aid packages.

The local volunteer is now asking the public to help with the set up costs of the new shop and support centre.

''We've found a different premises behind the Mulvey centre. A lot of finance is needed to reopen that place because the place was disconnected from the from the power. Our plan at moment is to do whatever we can do without electricity and then do more step by step because it will need a lot of money to start to do everything in one go.''

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