Making changes one teddy at a time
The Mission of the Naval Vessels has changed somewhat since our last update and, at the moment no teddies are departing the Naval Base in Cork. However, we are looking for other ways to share the joy of a specially knitted teddy with a child in need of any sort. Ideas or suggestions welcome!!
In July 2017 some teddies went to the Support after Crime Services in Cork City. They were very welcome and have already been distributed. There has been a request for some more. It is wonderful to find new ways of helping families in need.
On Tuesday 19th of April 2017 about 200 "Comfort Teddies" made by Mothers' Union members and friends were delivered to L.E.Roisin by the Diocesan President of the Mothers’ Union, Patsy Devoy, with her husband Robert and her granddaughter.
The LÉ Róisín departed the Irish Naval Base at Haulbowline in Cork Harbour, for the Mediterranean on a three-month humanitarian mission to aid migrants fleeing Syria, as well as other Middle Eastern and African countries. This is the fourth such mission of the Irish Naval Service in the past year.
L.E. Róisín was tasked to RV with ITS “Bettica” and embarked another 101 rescued migrants by 1554 hrs.
Shortly afterwards L.E. Róisín was tasked to RV with German Frigate “Karlsruhe” and embark a futher 123 migrants. By 1619 hrs, L.E. Róisín had 347 rescued persons onboard.
L.E. Róisín proceeding towards Sicily awaiting details of a Port of Safety.
Fiddle muffs and blankets are being ‘tried and tested’ – and are being much appreciated by patients in the Alzheimers Unit of St Luke’s Home.
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