Delivering aid to Syria

Drop in centres at over 300 Topaz service stations across Ireland have played their part in the collection of over two tonnes of essential items for the Goal charity’s Syrian Appeal.

Topaz, recently acquired by Canadian company Couche-Tard, was partnered in the initiative by a number of organisations including the daa, which manages Cork and Dublin airports, Masterlink Logistics and Retail Excellence Ireland. The blankets and quilts, warm jackets, waterproof boots, clothes and sleeping bags which were collected were then flown to Istanbul on a Turkish Airlines flight.

Paul Candon, Topaz Group corporate services director said the initiative had received wonderful support from the public.

“The conflict in Syria is causing untold hardship for the citizens of that country. This aid will go directly to the refugee camps where it is needed most. We would like to thank all the people who donated so generously as well as our staff and dealers who facilitated the collection of the aid throughout our network. We were delighted to support this excellent initiative and wish Goal well with their vital work in Syria.”

“By providing this assistance we have ensured that at least some of the many millions of Syrian families displaced from their homes by conflict will stay warm as the cold winter months approach,” said Barry Andrews, Goal CEO.

The general public can still support GOAL’s appeal through its website