Presentation of cheque to Phyll Quinn & Dan Rooney of County Longford Hospice Homecare - Proceeds of a Bake Sale organised by Staff of Social Protection Pictured left to right: Patricia Gilbride, Phyll Quinn, Dan Rooney and Ann Rogan
Cycle organisers Pauric Connolly & Darren Mulledy with Longford Hospice Homecare Committee members Betty Donoher, Phyll Quinn, Dan Rooney, Mary Moran, Ann Freeman, Karl Mooney and Josephine O'Donnell Ballymahon duo Darren Mulledy and Pauric Connolly, organisers of the Malin Head to Mizen Head Charity Cycle, set out with a target of €10,000 but the overwhelming support of people and businesses soon smashed that goal. In the end a massive sum of €57,000 was secured and now two cancer care projects have been completed as a direct result of this campaign. The cycle, in aid of The South Westmeath Hospice, Specialist Palliative and Homecare Services for County Longford and the South Westmeath area, took place in June of 2017. The project saw a 161 Ford minibus with full wheelchair accessibility presented to the Committee of Longford Hospice Homecare. This bus will be used to take oncology patients to Tullamore so they can receive their treatment. At the moment the committee have two ageing minibuses with one eleven and the other eight years old. These buses were funded by the Longford Hospice and Homecare Committee and the HSE employ the drivers, fuel and look after the maintenance costs. Chairperson Dan Rooney expressed the Committee’s delight with the addition of the new bus. He thanked everyone who took part in the cycle and the many people and businesses who contributed so generously to the cause. Dan especially acknowledged the great efforts of Darren and Pauric throughout and their great drive and enthusiasm to “get the projects over the line.” Darren and Pauric stated that accountability is very important when dealing with public money and they are delighted to see these projects concluded and again thanked everyone who contributed in so many ways to make the venture such a brilliant success.
Presentation of cheque to Dan Rooney of Longford Hospice Homecare - Streete Wildlife Club
Staff of Hair by Ronan, Kilashee Street ran the Dublin City Marathon recently. They are pictured here donating the proceeds of their fundraising to Dan Rooney, Chairperson of County Longford Hospice Homecare.
Staff from St. Michael's B.N.S., Longford present a cheque to Dan Rooney of Longford Hospice Homecare in memory of Máirtín Ó Muirí. Also pictured are Máirtín's wife, Colette and his son, Darragh. A total of €12 500 was raised by Staff and Pupils of St. Michael's B.N.S. and was shared between Co. Longford and Co. Roscommon Hospice groups.
The Mitchell sisters - Caroline Doherty, Aoife Byrne, Cathriona Kearney and Joan Mitchell, who ran recently in the Dublin City Marathon, pictured presenting a cheque to Hospice Committee members Sr. Veronica Jones and Dan Rooney
Poster for Charity swim which was organised by LanesboroTriathlon club on August 6th . 65 swimmers took part and approx €7000 was raised.
Pictured above caterers/ helpers at the charity swim on August 6th. Ciara Gillen, Ann Farrell, Margaret Gillen, Betty Donoher, Gerardine Farrell, Mary Kelly and Fiona Gillen.