Trócaire has warned that up to one-third of its annual donations have been put at risk after Covid-19 restrictions severely curtailed the distribution of Trócaire boxes this Lent. The charity’s Lenten Appeal began on Ash Wednesday but social and travel restrictions, including school closures and the suspension of public worship, means that for the first time in almost 50 years many homes will be without Trócaire boxes this year. Trócaire CEO Caoimhe de Barra said, “Lent is the engine that keeps our programmes going throughout the year. The public in Ireland always rally behind our campaign. While this year will be different, we hope the public will continue to support our lifesaving work overseas.” To find out how you can donate to this year’s life-saving campaign see www.trocaire.org.