Tuesday 21 October 2014

Team raises €3,140 for children's hospital

Fintan Lambe

Published 08/10/2013 | 05:34

At the presentation of a cheque for €3,140 for the new cancer unit at Crumlin Hospital were (front) Gay Lambert, Martha Leathem (fundraising manager Crumlin Hospital), Gerry Cully, Emma, Aoife and Ciara Sweeney. (Back) Jamie Conway, Kevin McLoughlin, Kay O’Rourke, Kevin Conroy, Mary Murphy and Joan Stone

THE ORGANISERS of Gorey Summer Bridge were delighted last week to hand over a cheque for €3,140 to Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin.

Gerry Cully from Crumlin Hospital travelled to Gorey last week to accept the cheque from Martha Leathem and Emma Sweeny McLaughlin.

The money was raised at the Monday night sessions of Gorey Summer Bridge. The sum also included the many contributions made by those who were indisposed or unable to attend the main open Charity night held on Sunday, August 11.

Mr. Cully thanked the players for their generosity, saying it would be a big help to the Hospital. He outlined the progress being made at the Hospital, especially referring to the main cancer ward, St John's, where many extra facilities have been provided not just for the patients, but also for the parents who wish or need to stay overnight to help with the their children.

Particular thanks went to Brendan Ward and Helen Holman who regularly helped organise the Bridge nights and the many others in the background like Jim O'Connor of Barnland Nurseries for the flowers for the prizes and Michael Coffey of the Wexford Bridge Centre who adjudicated the main charity night. Thanks also went to Gay Lambert and Mary Murphy for the cakes and the many others too numerous to mention who helped with the many aspects that were so essential to a well run event.

Gorey Guardian

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