Confirmed! Choir Concert in Tralee
Don’t miss this event !!!!
Don’t miss this event !!!!
On Saturday, Nov 21, 2021, at /.70 pm, at St. John’s Parish RC Church in Tralee, a great Choir Concert will take place, featuring:
St. John’s Church Choir
Siamsa Tire Choir
Kerry Chamber Choir with the KSM Orchestra
and special solo performances
All invited. Tickets on sale at the door – all proceeds in favour of our projects for Lebanon.
Thank you to all the singers and organisers!
What we did in 2020
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Dear friends and supporters,
Because of the coronavirus, this year we have not been able to travel to Lebanon, for the first time since 2008.
The year 2020 has been difficult for everyone, but really bad for Lebanon.
A severe economic crisis – coupled with the Syrian war – has destabilised the economy. The currency has lost 80% of its value; prices have skyrocketed. Middle-class people have become poor, and the poor have become destitute. Currently, more than half of the population of the country is below the poverty line. Of the Syrian refugees, 90% live in “extreme poverty”.
The coronavirus has of course taken its toll in Lebanon, too, with the added tragedy of very scarce economic means.
Then, on August 4th, a terrible explosion killed more than 200 people, injured thousands, and inflicted billions in damage. No-one has taken responsibility for the 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that had been left in the port of Beirut, without safety measures, for nearly 7 years.
In this scenario, what we can do is really a drop in the ocean. But still more than zero.
FAID used the funds to
Najdeh was able to
Teaching the deaf children at FAID:
Distribution of food packages in the refugee camps, funded by us and executed by Association Najdeh:
This year, given the special situation, we thought we really had a big mountain to climb in terms of raising funds. One of our friends, in fact, climbed three of them all in the same day – and raised 4’000 euro for Lebanon Trust in the process! We also had Bingo nights, street collections, an artist selling cat portraits, a friend donating in memory of a loved one, another donating part of her severance pay, another getting us into Amazon’s charity donation scheme, and many just quietly donating. To all, a huge heartfelt THANK YOU.
The “3 Peaks 3 Crosses” Challenge by Kevin Boyle:
Cat portraits, proceedings donated to Lebanon Trust:
Street collection in Tralee:
|Fundraising events & initiatives, private donations, corporate sponsorships|
(Year close Nov 30, 2020; EUR/USD/CHF currency exchange rate: as applied by our bank in Ireland)
|Bank and other fees (*), web hosting & domains||406.08|
|Donation to FAID||11385.93|
|Donations to the refugee camps (Association Najdeh)||10510.08|
(*) Permanent TSB Forex, PayPal, JustGiving, Benevity
A donation of USD 5000 from Amazon has been arranged for next year (many thanks Mick!).
not that anyone ever doubted it – Kevin made it!! Here is his message:
The 3 peaks-3 crosses one day challenge was completed yesterday in tough conditions on each of the three mountains. Thanks to all who helped make the challenge possible, and thank you for all your generous donations that made this event a fundraiser rather than just a tough day in the mountains. Your money will make a direct difference for the better for the children in Lebanon supported by our Charity. Every day is a challenge for them, and you have all helped in a big way to help them.
Thank you so much..
Kevin, the hero of the “3 peaks-3 crosses one day challenge” is raising funds for Lebanon Trust’s projects. Many friends have responded generously to this great initiative. We would like to express our immense gratitude to them: (in inverse chronological order)
the many, many “Anonymous” donors
Kieran o Shea
The Halpin Family
Deirdre, Joe, Anton and Mary
Don and Siobhan
Una and Kieran
Kevin & Noreen
Uncles and auntie Mary
Kayla and Amelia
Sharon O S
Christine, Nora & Danny
Dee, Tom H, Mike O’D, Sean, Joanne, Niamh, Shane, Adam, Chris, James, Donie, John, Michael H.
Anne and Jerry casey
Ken and Lisa
Joan & Peter
The luckiest son in the world
Ken and Liz
Bryan and Gráinne
Aidan and Sharon
Gary, Judy, Lauren and Kerri.
Pen and John
Monika and the kids.
Michele and Fergus
Tracy O Keeffe
Sandra and Sean O Keeffe
Andrea and the O’Donoghues