Sinn Féin Councillor Sharon Duddy said
“I would like to commend everyone involved in doing collections across the city. For years there have been many people working away behind the scenes helping people in their hour of need and no more so at times such as Christmas. We are indebted to the tireless work they do.
“The continuation of the Tory austerity agenda is leading to community organisations and likes of food banks being placed under pressure in the Derry area to help people.
“As the old saying goes every little bit helps. So I would encourage people if they have one or two items they wish to give to the local Christmas appeal if they leave it at the front desk in our Ráth Mór office up until the 17th December we will ensure that it is delivered in confidence to the groups working on the ground in the local community.