Hospice thanks selfless supporters
They are selfless in their work, regularly giving their all, time and time again, to raise much needed funds for those less fortunate than themselves, and they do it without an expectation of thanks.
As a result of this hard work over the years, Listowel Hospice last week decided that it was about time that they thanked a few of those kind and generous volunteers. Among those who were honoured on the day was Aidan O'Connor, he of Mike the Pies fame in Listowel.
Aidan and the rest of the O'Connor family have been an integral part of the annual Good Friday walks in Listowel for the past three years with the walk named in memory of Aidan's late father, Eamon - himself a fantastic supporter of the Hospice during his life.
"We wanted to acknowledge the O'Connor family because this was their final year being involved in the walk so we couldn't let the moment pass without marking it. They made over €26,000 for the Hospice over the three years," said Jenny Tarrant, the secretary of the Listowel Hospice Committee.
"Aidan is forever having different ideas for fundraising. He had the Ó'Sé's one night doing a talk on football and sure he half of the proceeds of that night went to the Hospice," "He's selling t-shirts, he's done DVD's, he's just done loads for us and we wanted to thank him and the family for all their work," she continued. Another volunteer whose efforts were recognised on the night was Seamus O'Connor who was named as 'Sunflower Hero' earlier in the year but was unable to attend the ceremony, so this night was also held to recognise his fantastic voluntary contributions over the years.