People from Louth spent €24,825 last Christmas on gifts for the world’s poorest people according to overseas development agency Trócaire. The charity has thanked Louth people for remembering families in need overseas when planning their Christmas shopping as it launched its 2012 Christmas gift range. Justin Kilcullen executive director of Trócaire said last year the people of Louth added chickens, goats, school fees and other unusual items to their Christmas shopping lists to support people struggling to survive in developing countries.
“We are incredibly grateful for this tremendous goodwill and thank everyone from Louth for the massive difference they are making to so many lives,” he said.
“By buying our ethical gifts, people in Louth are helping families in Somalia and Zimbabwe.