THE FRIENDS of Gorey District Hospital have raised the temperature on their fundraising thermometer outside the hospital after reaching the €250,000 mark.
The fundraising programme for the two new hospice suites at the Hospital is continuing, and after reaching the €150,000 mark last year, they were now delighted to announced their fundraising has passed the quarter of a million milestone.
They also announced that the work is now going out to tender. 'As soon as that's approved, we're off,' said Patricia Masterson of the Friends. It was originally planned to develop the two suites in a new building, but now, the work will be done by renovating an existing section of the hospital.
' The suites will offer short term respite care for those in need,' said Patricia. ' They will be a great addition to the hospital, because there's a huge demand.'
The Committee sent its thanks to all who helped fundraise over the past year and contributed towards the latest total.