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  • Fifers step up to support Afghan families with overwhelming response

    Created: 10/09/2021

    Over 10,000 bags of clothing, toys, and other household items have been donated to Fife Voluntary Action to help Afghan families who have fled their country.

    Fifers are stepping up to help Afghan Families arriving in Fife by making generous donations of clothing, household items, and children's toys to help them settle into life in Fife.

    Already Fife's generosity has meant that over 10,000 sacks of donations have been collected.

    Community & Housing Services Convener for the Council, Councillor Judy Hamilton expressed her gratitude for the help that has come forward. She said: "It's great to see at this time of stress for these families that we are willing to support them with the practical items they need to live in Fife.  I have visited the Fife Voluntary Action Premises this week and was overwhelmed by the donations so far.  If people are willing to help, then they can support the FVA Crowdfunding page to enable the volunteers to purchase baby items such as buggies and car seats.

    "The generosity of the people of Fife never ceases to amaze me. Thanks to everyone who has donated."

    Kenny Murphy, Chief Executive of Fife Voluntary Action thanked all those who had donated so far. He said: "There has been an amazing response. We’ve had over 10,000 bags of donations which staff and volunteers have been busy sorting  out.  The people of Fife have been very generous and supportive of our new Afghan friends.

    "We're overwhelmed and have more than enough right now. However, we would still very much appreciate any financial donations.  Money gives us flexibility to buy anything we’re short of."

     




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