Anonymous farmer donates €11,500 heifer to brain injury charity

Avril Patterson (Acquired Brain Injury Ireland), Bernard Reynolds, Jimmy Boniface, winner of the pure bred Heifer, Teresa O Boyle (Acquired Brain Injury Ireland)
Avril Patterson (Acquired Brain Injury Ireland), Bernard Reynolds, Jimmy Boniface, winner of the pure bred Heifer, Teresa O Boyle (Acquired Brain Injury Ireland)
Claire Fox

Claire Fox

A heifer came to the rescue of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland’s Transitional Living Unit based in Sligo,this autumn when it was donated to the charity as part of a fundraising initiative.

The four-star pure Limousin Heifer was donated by a generous benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous and raffled off on September 28 in Aurivo Mart in Ballymote.

The final amount raised was a wonderful €11,500 and the heifer has since given birth to a bull calf.

Local services manager Teresa Boyle said: “Acquired Brain Injury Ireland would like to publicly thank our very generous benefactor, who wishes to remain anonymous, for this most generous donation to the service.

“We’d like to express a sincere and genuine thanks to each and every person who bought tickets, donated prizes and gave up their time to attend marts, fairs and events to sell the tickets.”

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (ABI Ireland) is Ireland's leading provider of community based neuro-rehabilitation services for people who have acquired a brain injury in Ireland.

It says lives are shattered by the trauma of brain injury.

"Approximately 13,000 people acquire a brain injury in Ireland each year. We believe that with the correct assistance in the appropriate environment, people with an acquired brain injury can live a full life.

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