Broadcaster Daniella Moyles launches Concern Worldwide’s Bake Party 2016

Broadcaster Daniella Moyles launches Concern Worldwide’s Bake Party 2016

16 February 2016

Concern Worldwide launched its annual Bake Party fundraising event today with the help of broadcaster Daniella Moyles.

Broadcaster Daniella Moyles launches Concern Worldwide’s Bake Party for International Women’s Day - in aid of women affected by the Syria Crisis. Photo: Concern Worldwide.

The Spin 1038 presenter is encouraging people to grab their wooden spoons and organise a Bake Party in their workplace during the week of March 7-11 to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March.

All donations from this year’s Bake Party fundraising event will go towards Concern’s work with Syrian refugee women.

Speaking at the launch in the Greenery Café on Dublin’s Lennox Street, Daniella said:

“I’m absolutely delighted to get involved with Concern’s Bake Party event to mark International Women’s Day with proceeds going to Syrian women. Something as simple as a Bake Party with your work colleagues has the potential to make a huge difference to supporting the lives of Syrian women and their families, who desperately need our help.”

Daniella will also travel to Lebanon with Concern at the end of the month to see first-hand how the Irish public are supporting thousands of Syrian refugees, who have fled there since the conflict began five years ago. She explained:

Many Syrian women enjoyed similar lives to us before the war. It’s hard to imagine going from a life with so much to a life with so little. Many have suffered nothing but hardship and grief since leaving their homes that have been decimated by the conflict. Meeting these women and hearing their stories will be an incredibly humbling experience for me and I’m interested in seeing how Irish people’s donations through Concern go towards supporting their lives.

Regional Director for Middle East & Asia for Concern Worldwide Bríd Kennedy added:

International Women’s Day is a symbolic event across the world. To mark the day, Concern is showing its solidarity with Syrian women, who have fled to neighbouring countries like Lebanon to escape the bombing and brutality. Many are suffering unimaginable grief due to losing their loved ones in the war while mothers have watched their sons and daughters make the perilous journey to Europe, many never hearing from them again. Not only that, but they have to meet the high cost of living, find sufficient money to buy food and pay rent for their accommodation. They are living a nightmare.

An estimated 70% of refugees live under the Lebanese national poverty line while 52% of refugees live on less than $2.40 a day (€2.15). Many women, who are head of households, have had their monthly financial support for food from the UN stopped in the past year. Those still receiving the payment have seen the amount reduce substantially causing them increased financial difficulties. Bake Party is just one of a number of ways Irish people can show solidarity with Syrian women. I’d like to thank the Irish public for their generous support of our ongoing work in Lebanon, Syria and Turkey.

Concern can help make your Bake Party a success by supplying you with bake packs, kindly sponsored by Dr.Oetker and Galaxy, plus posters, information leaflets and collection boxes. If you are interested in hosting a Bake Party please call 01 479 1312 or contact us via the bake party page.

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Broadcaster Daniella Moyles launches Concern Worldwide’s Bake Party for International Women’s Day - in aid of women affected by the Syria Crisis. Photo: Concern Worldwide.

Broadcaster Daniella Moyles launches Concern Worldwide’s Bake Party 2016

Concern Worldwide launched its annual Bake Party fundraising event today with the help of broadcaster Daniella Moyles.