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Dublin charities receive Hospital Saturday funds

Friday, 2nd March, 2018 7:59am
Dublin charities receive Hospital Saturday funds

Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI) Chairman Peter Landy receives a Hospital Saturday Fund grant from the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Míchéal Mac Donncha.

Dublin charities receive Hospital Saturday funds

Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI) Chairman Peter Landy receives a Hospital Saturday Fund grant from the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Míchéal Mac Donncha.

A NUMBER of Dublin charities, including some based on the Southside, received donations from the Hospital Saturday Fund at a special reception in Dublin recently.

In total, €134,500 was donated to 29 medical charities and organisations at the event, which was hosted by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mícheál Mac Donncha.

Among the beneficiaries was the Clondalkin-based Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland, as well as Chronic Pain Ireland, which received a donation to help support vital workshops on pain self-management techniques.

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland received a grant towards their independent living group and DEBRA Ireland’s grant will be used to provide a weekend camp for those with the genetic skin condition EB.

Also receiving grants were Fighting Blindness to purchase a RetCam scanner machine and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association will use their grant to fund specialised communication aids.

A grant was made to Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team to support their important work as well as the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust to assist families of those bereaved overseas.

Speaking at the reception, the Lord Mayor celebrated the extraordinary work of all the charities receiving donations from the Hospital Saturday Fund.

The Lord Mayor, who nominated St Francis Hospice as his chosen charity, remarked that this donation means that the hospice will now have the benefit of a special therapeutic bath for use by the patients in the specialist palliative care unit.

Paul Jackson, Chief Executive of the Hospital Saturday Fund said: “We are delighted to continue the tradition of supporting many charities in Ireland

“The Hospital Saturday Fund is honoured to support the efforts of such deserving charities.”

 

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