Clane native urging people to bring hope to children of Syria by supporting GOAL Jersey day

    Schools, colleges and companies all over Kildare are being urged to bring hope to children and families in Syria by taking part in the annual GOAL Jersey Day event on Friday, October 9th.   Ciara Smullen from Clane, who works with GOAL in Dublin, is asking people all over the county to wear their favourite team’s colours to school or work for the day. GOAL Jersey Day raises vital funds for GOAL’s work in the developing world, including Syria, where they are supporting almost one million vulnerable people with food, water and other essential aid.   Barry Andrews, CEO of GOAL said: “GOAL Jersey Day is one of our most popular events on our calendar and this year it matters more than ever. The events of the last few weeks have brought home to us all the importance of GOAL’s work in Syria.   “By supporting GOAL Jersey Day this year, people can make a real difference to our work there, and across the 18 other countries in the developing world where we are implementing emergency relief and development programmes.   “Given what people have witnessed over the last few weeks, I think there is an extra motivation to support GOAL Jersey Day this year. By getting their school or workplace involved, people can have an enjoyable day, while making a valued and worthwhile contribution to the poorest and the most vulnerable.”   To sign up to GOAL Jersey Day, please email or call GOAL at 01-2809 779. For more information on GOAL Jersey Day, please visit

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