Page 52 - Support Magazine Autumn 2017
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                                                             BY PATRICIA MACKENZIE

                                                                                                        Ron Grainger

                                            Greetings to all members as we      return from Malaga – laden with
                                            commence the Autumn season.         medals.

                                            CONGRATULATIONS                     SKERRIES GOLF CLUB
                                              Congratulations to two recently     We acknowledge, with gratitude, a
                                            transplanted members, Martin Cahill  very generous donation from the
                                            who got the call and was transplanted  Ladies of Skerries Golf Club. €2,067
                                            on June 24th and Margaret Quinn     was donated to the IKA and we are
                                            who received a living donor transplant  grateful to former Lady Captain
                 Patricia and Colin Mackenzie  from her sister Bernie on July 11th. All  Pauline Gaughran, wife of our valued
                                            are happy and doing well.           member Ben Gaughran.
                                                                                  Pauline spoke to members at the
                                            HONORARY NATIONAL TREASURER         Golf Club Dinner about the work of
                                              Since the last edition of SUPPORT,  the IKA and introduced transplant
                                            Colin Mackenzie, who was acting as  recipients Therese Bisset, Ben
                                            Interim National Treasurer, has now  Gaughran, Agnes Matthews and Peter
                                            been appointed Honorary National    Heffernan. Seeing transplant
                                            Treasurer of the IKA – joining National  recipients greatly increases awareness
                                            Chairperson John Whelan and         of the importance of organ donation.
                                            National Secretary Valerie Brady.   Thanks once again to Pauline and the
                                                                                lady members of Skerries Golf Club.
                                            TRANSPLANT TEAM IRELAND
                                              Congratulations to Transplant Team                    Ron & Joyce Grainger
                                            Ireland. We were happy to greet them
                     Sheila Lunny           at Dublin Airport on their triumphant

                                                                                RON GRAINGER
                                                                                  For our September meeting we
                                                                                welcomed Dublin North members Ron
                                                                                and Joyce Grainger. Ron, our speaker
                                                                                for the meeting is the ‘Fit For Life’
                                                                                Ambassador and also a kidney
                                                                                transplant recipient. He spoke about
                                                                                his life and patient journey from his
                                                                                own unique perspective. He
          Therese Bissett, Ben Gaughran, Agnes Matthews and Peter Heffernan at the cheque presentation of proceeds from the
                                   ladies of Skerries Golf Club                 encouraged us to enjoy the benefits
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