Community Hospital are beneficiaries of donation
A whopping €21,500 has been donated to New Ross Community Hospital – the proceeds of the All Ireland Tullogher-Rosbercon Vintage & Classic Show in early May.
Around 3,000 people attended the event in Rosbercon, which was organised by an 18-strong committee.
The decision to donate to the hospital was an easy one, according to committee member Jamie Doyle, who highlighted that the hospital is not HSE funded and relies on donations to provide its exceptional care to residents from across the south east.
“The care it provides is to a very high standard,” said Jamie, who praised the work of the board, including Frances Ryan, Seamus Kennedy, Tom Clarkin and also Gerry Flynn.
On behalf of the committee he wished the new director of nursing Josepha Gaffney well in her role and thanked her for coming in on her week off to attend the presentation of the donation.
Jamie said the event couldn’t have gone better, with great weather and lovely food and refreshments for everyone.
He thanked all of the sponsors and the stewards, adding that there wasn’t a single incident on the day. “It shows what can be done when a community comes together.”
The committee were invited to host the major event in 2020, way back in 2019, but had to wait for two extra years due to Covid public health restrictions.
With the illness in decline, they were delighted to be able to host the event. “It goes to show the trust they had in us was warranted. It was a wonderful day and great to see Anna Mai McHugh. There were queues of people to meet and greet her.”
At the cheque handover Ms Ryan thanked the group for their generous contribution.
Jamie thanked the Albatros owners, the McDonagh’s and Matt Jennings for the use of the site, the New Ross Standard team for promoting the event, local dignitaries for attending, Walter Walsh for his presence on the day and everyone who supported the event.