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Chair Supports St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal

The Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Cathal Mallaghan is encouraging residents to support this year’s St Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal.

‘Impossible Choices’ represents the struggles that many families will face this Christmas. Having to choose whether to heat their home, have food on the table or presents under the tree are very real, impossible choices, facing many families across the district this festive season.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there will be no toy appeal this year. Instead St Vincent de Paul are asking anyone able to help to donate money, vouchers, gift cards or items of food for their food bank.

Councillor Cathal Mallaghan, Chair of the Council is encouraging residents to help in any way they can. He said:

This year Christmas will be a little different for us all, but for those who are struggling, the festive season may be a very difficult and worrying time. Thankfully, fantastic charities like St Vincent de Paul can provide help, support and gifts to those who need it most.
The toy appeal is unable to take place, however, I encourage everyone who can to please donate whatever you can spare in the form of vouchers, money or food instead. It really will make a huge difference and help to ensure that everyone is safe and warm, with enough food and the chance to enjoy a little bit of magic at this time of year.

Food donations can be left in the Saint Vincent de Paul trolleys in Tesco, Asda and Quinns, Chapel Street Cookstown.

Anyone wishing to help or anyone in need of help, please telephone the confidential helpline on: 028 8676 9400, or email:

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