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Kilcoole Lodge Nursing Home residents raise fantastic €17,300 for Wicklow Hospice

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Residents of Kilcoole Lodge Nursing Home , manager Caroline Murnane, activities coordinators Tsveta Ivanova, Angela Bobocea, senior healthcare assistant Simona Ciubotarasu and former Ryder Cup member Eamonn Darcy at the Wicklow Hospice where they presented a donation to Hazel Bayley and Sinead Tarmey. Photo: Mick Kelly

Residents of Kilcoole Lodge Nursing Home , manager Caroline Murnane, activities coordinators Tsveta Ivanova, Angela Bobocea, senior healthcare assistant Simona Ciubotarasu and former Ryder Cup member Eamonn Darcy at the Wicklow Hospice where they presented a donation to Hazel Bayley and Sinead Tarmey. Photo: Mick Kelly

Residents of Kilcoole Lodge Nursing Home , manager Caroline Murnane, activities coordinators Tsveta Ivanova, Angela Bobocea, senior healthcare assistant Simona Ciubotarasu and former Ryder Cup member Eamonn Darcy at the Wicklow Hospice where they presented a donation to Hazel Bayley and Sinead Tarmey. Photo: Mick Kelly

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Former Ryder Cup player Eamonn Darcy helped residents of Kilcoole Lodge Nursing Home to present a donation of over €17,300 to the Wicklow Hospice.

Over the past few months, Kilcoole Lodge Nursing Home residents, with support from their families and nursing home staff, raised an amazing €17,323.68 for the hospice. 

The fundraising idea came about as part of the Bewley's Coffee Morning Social for Hospice event, which was held in September 2021. This was extended over recent months due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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The organized events were symbolic and were held in-house and virtually by residents of the Kilcoole nursing home as coffee mornings, raffle draws, art and craft exhibitions.

A spokesperson for Kilcoole Lodge Nursing Home said: “It was our way of saying thank you and recognising the work of local palliative care teams supporting Wicklow people. We know how passionate people are about the Hospice and the great work they do.

“Acknowledging our residents who have been the backbone of our communities for many years and who have contributed so much to their country, as accountants, nurses, soldiers, homemakers, teachers, electricians, and office administrators to name but a few, with sheer determination, strength and courage still shines through, and still wanting to make a difference in other people lives.”

The cheque was presented to Sinead Tarmey of Wicklow Hospice by former Ryder Cup player Eamonn Darcy on Wednesday, May 11.

Mr Darcy said: "It was an honour and privilege to help raise funds for Kilcoole Lodge Nursing Home. My mother-in-law is a resident in the lodge, and she receives the best of care on a daily basis. All the staff go above and beyond to ensure the residents are looked after, from a medical point of view to the beautiful rooms, wonderful activities and as for the delicious food, the list is endless.

“Wicklow Hospice provides such a service to people in need, and we all know the people working in the hospice are truly heavenly sent.“

On the day of the presentation, there was a huge amount of excitement in Kilcoole Lodge as residents prepared to travel to the hospice and enjoy the surroundings, look at the sea and present the cheque.

There, they met Ms Tarmey whom they have been in contact with for many months. Ms Tarmey spoke with the residents, outlining the background to the hospice and the services it provides. 

Kilcoole Lodge residents and staff met with Hazel Bayley, team lead for community nurses who attend to people in their homes or in nursing homes. Ms Bayley spoke about the great work they do and the specialised personalised care they provide.

The residents returned to Kilcoole Lodge by bus, singing songs and making jokes all the way home.

Organisers thanked all those who supported the fundraiser and bus driver Liam who made sure the residents and staff were safe on the bus and had an enjoyable scenic journey to the site of the Wicklow Hospice. A special thanks were also extended to the Darcy family for their generosity. 


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