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                                                                 BY BERNIE DWYER

                                                            Presentation of cheque for €3,200 from the ladies of Ashford ICA
        Hello to all in Dublin East and     €3,200. National Chairman John
        Wicklow. It seems a while since I   Whelan thanked them and said a few
        shared some news and photos...the   words.
        Spring in fact!                       Thanks to Brambles who held a
           We hope you all enjoyed a good   coffee morning in The Lexicon in Dun
        Summer and are ready for the longer  Laoghaire, to Supervalu in Bray, to
        nights.                             Aldi Nutgrove and Sandyford where
           Special thoughts to any members  Ann Sadleir did it on her own! To
        who are in hospital or just not feeling  Jacinta in Roundwood Pharmacy and
        well at this time.                  indeed all the other pharmacies who
                                            helped us out.
        ORGAN DONOR AWARENESS WEEK            I would like to mention Gloria
           This seems so long ago but I must  Proby here as we missed her very
        mention the hard work of all our    much this year. We wish you and your  Catherine Foley and new IKA Chairman  John Whelan
        volunteers, you all know who you are.  family well for the future.
        Your loyalty every year is much                                         wonderful team showing how
        appreciated by us all.              WORLD TRANSPLANT GAMES              transplantation works and the
           Thank you to Dunnes Stores,        In July three of our members Gary  importance of exercise.
        Cornelscourt, for allowing us to do a  Campbell from Greystones, Deirdre  As you all know by now our own
        bag pack again this year. It was quite  Faul from Dalkey and Michael Dwyer  chairperson, John Whelan, is the new
        an achievement for us to cover 14   from Cabinteely took part in the    IKA National Honorary Chairman. We,
        checkouts and we were very grateful  World Transplant Games.            in the Dublin East + Wicklow branch,
        to Rachel O’Hora, one of our          At the beautiful Guadalhorce Golf  wish John the very best in his new role
        members, for bringing the lovely    Course, Malaga, in temperatures in  for the next two years.
        transition class from Holy Child    the 30s Gary won gold in the singles  Finally, as we go into a new Season
        Secondary School, Killiney to make  and Gary and Michael won gold in the  we would love to see as many as
        this a success.                     team golf.                          possible at our branch meetings in St
           On April 4th we met Marie Togher   Deirdre Faul won gold in squash   Ann’s Resource Centre, Shankill, held
        and the ladies of Ashford ICA who   and three gold in swimming. Michael  usually on the first Tuesday of the
        chose us as their charity and       also won silver in the ball throw. We  month where you can hear the latest
        presented us with a cheque for      had a long and busy week with a     news and have a chat.
                                                                                  We will be taking orders for
                                                                                Christmas Cards soon and our
                                                                                Christmas Lunch will take place on
                                                                                December 10th in the Ocean Bar and
                                                                                Grill, Bray.

                                                                                KILMACANOGUE HORSE SHOW
                                                                                  In September we were once again
                                                                                invited to The Powerscourt Arms to
                                                                                receive a cheque for €1,000 from our
                                                                                friends in the Kilmacanogue Horse
                                                                                Show. We sincerely thank them for
                James Nolan, John McAleer, Mick Dwyer, Ron Grainer  Gary Campbell, Michael Dwyer
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