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Monday 22 April 2019

Family take on 'Bobby's Mission' fundraising drive

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Bobby Messett with his granddaughter Poppie
Bobby Messett with his granddaughter Poppie

It is hard to believe that it is almost a year since we lost Bobby Messett, the innocent victim of the Bray Boxing Club shooting.

Well, to remember his first anniversary in June, his family and partner are undertaking a massive fundraiser which is called 'Bobby Messett's Mission'.

In June of this year, six of Bobby's family and friends will walk the Camino for six days in hope of raising €20,000 for a new aEEG machine for the Neonatal ICU for our National Maternity Hospital. This is where Bobby's granddaughter Poppie received therapeutic cooling after birth in 2016.

From this day on, Bobby was determined to raise money to provide equipment to help other families in the same situation.

As Bobby is no longer with us, his family and friends have decided to take on his mission and raise the money in his honour.

Bobby's partner Natalie, Ex-wife Jackie, Daughter Demi-leigh, Sister Paula, Niece Hayley and Friend Laurna will be walking a section of the Camino (114km) on June 1.

They would greatly appreciate your support in helping them reach their target. (All donations will go directly to the NMH foundation for a new aEEG machine, the trip is self-funded).

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