LÉ Róisín Brings 200 ‘Comfort Teddies’ Knitted by Cork Mothers’ Union on its Humanitarian Mission to the Mediterranean

The Irish Naval ship, LÉ Róisín, has left the Irish Naval Base at Haulbowline in Cork Harbour and is heading to 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.

LÉ Róisín departed  at midday on Sunday, 1st May bound for the Mediterranean  to assist in rescuing and alleviating the plight of refugees. On the ship are   200 “Comfort Teddies”, knitted by members and friends of Cork, Cloyne and Ross Mothers’ Union which will be given to refugee children. Diocesan President of the Mothers’ Union, Patsy Devoy, was on board with her husband Robert and with her granddaughter to hand over the teddies.

Handing over the Mothers' Union 'Comfort Teddies' to LÉ Róisín crewmembers were(l-r)  Lt(NS) Gavin McCarthy (Executive Officer), Leading Communication Operator Gillian Hamilton, Robert Devoy, Patsy Devoy (MU Diocesan President) and their granddaughter, and  Petty Officer Suzan Brogan.

Handing over the Mothers’ Union ‘Comfort Teddies’ to LÉ Róisín crewmembers were(l-r) Lt(NS) Gavin McCarthy (Executive Officer), Leading Communication Operator Gillian Hamilton, Robert Devoy, Patsy Devoy (MU Diocesan President) and their granddaughter, and Petty Officer Suzan Brogan.

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