Friday, 27 March 2015

Raising funds for a local premature baby

A fundraiser for a premature baby in the Strokestown area will take place on Saturday 30th June at the Bishops, Cloonfree, Strokestown. Afternoon tea will be served between 1pm to 5.30pm with a small plant sale, display of handmade garden furniture and a raffle.

  Live music will be provided by local duo ‘No11’ between 2 pm - 3.30pm and there will be a tarot card reader between 4.30pm - 7pm with the cost of €10 per reading. 

  This will be followed by ‘Pie and Pea Supper’ at 8 pm by entry ticket only costing €5.

  Tickets are available from Strokestown Spar Shop and live music will be once again be provided by ‘No11’ at 9 pm.

  Meanwhile Philip and Aidan McCabe have embarked on a fundraising project to raise money to buy life-saving equipment for premature babies, in the form of a sponsored walk from Claremorris, Co. Mayo to Drogheda, Co. Louth.

   The route will go through various parts of Roscommon including a Castlerea to Lanesborough via Roscommon Town.

  Organisers are hoping some high-profile figures will get on board to help them in their quest to raise funds for this very worthy cause.

  Philip, a native of Claremorris, lost his daughter-in-law Tania McCabe (Aidan’s wife) in giving birth to twins in Our Lady’s Hospital Drogheda.

  One of the twins died, the other twin survived through treatment by specialised equipment for the treatment of babies born prematurely.

  They hope to raise funds for the supply of this equipment to Our Lady’s Hospital, Drogheda and Holles Street.

  From the 3rd to 7th July next a number of people are running marathons across Ireland and organisers are seeking the help and support from people in the Mayo, Roscommon, Longford region. 

Issue dated: 29 June 2012
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