The people of Derry have been urged to donate to an appeal which is sending toys to children in the Gaza region.

Commenting, Sinn Féin Colly Kelly councillor called on local people to donate to the ‘Gaza Toy Drive’ to help send toys to young children caught up in the ongoing bombardment of Gaza.

“We are asking everyone to search their homes and hearts and give generously to the Gaza Toy Drive,” he said.

“Our local councillors and I have been approached by lots of people in Derry who are outraged and feel helpless at what is happening in Gaza especially to the children. 

“There is a ship going from Ireland, England and Denmark at the end of August to Gaza which will be taking the toys.”

Those wishing to donate to the appeal can leave toys and clothing at the local collection point at the Gasyard Centre.

All donations must be left at the Gasyard before Monday, August 4.

Pictured above - a young girl leaves a toy at the Derry Walls during a Palestine solidarity rally held in Derry last week.

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