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SLIGO



                                                             By GERALDINE JENKINS




















              SLIGO IKA BRANCH

        Hello to everyone, and welcome to
        the Spring issue of SUPPORT.

        ORGAN DONOR AWARENESS WEEK                Sarah Healy (The Cake Lady) presenting a cheque for €697 to Michael McHugh (Chairman, Sligo IKA)
           Our selling of the IKA merchandise
        and distribution of donor cards will be
        held on Saturday April 8th. Our
        volunteers will be mainly in O'Connell
        Street. We will also have a sales point
        in Supervalu in Ballisadare.

        CONGRATULATIONS
           Congratulations and continued
        good health to Patrick Cleary from
        Enniscrone who underwent a kidney
                                             Catherine Foley presentsMark Tuohy is presented with the Santa cake
        transplant in November 2016. I wish
        also to congratulate Patrick for    wife Renee on Valentine’s day. Mark is
        winning the Top Oil ‘Person of the  a loyal volunteer with our branch for
        Year 2017’. Patrick is a depot      the past number of years.
        Manager of the company's Ballina and  DONATIONS
        Castlebar facilities. He was awarded  Our very grateful thanks to
        the title in recognition of his     Moylough Concrete Products for their
        consistent dedication and hard work  donation of €500 in December 2016
        ethic at Top Oil, in spite of ongoing  and also to Sarah Healy (The Cake
        personal health changes in his      Lady) who made, and raffed a Santa
        personal life.                      cake which raised €697.
                                                                                       Aine O’Grady and Michael McHugh
                                            Congratulations to Mark Tuohy who
        CONDOLENCES           Edward Williams  was the lucky winner. Thank you to all  a particular interest in medicinal
           Our branch                       who bought raffle tickets and       plants, of which there are plenty, so
        extends our sincere                 supported the IKA.                  our garden is just perfect for her to
        condolences to the                    We also received a €1000 donation  look after. Pauline tends to the garden
        family of Edward                    in December 2016, from Ger          on a regular basis and is doing a
        Williams from                       O'Carroll, proprietor of Arrotek in  fantastic job.
        Grangebeg in Skreen                 Collooney Business park.
        who passed away on                                                      FUNDRAISING EVENTS
        Christmas Day 2016.                 GARDEN OF REFLECTION                  Friday, March 3rd - A coffee
        Edward was a long serving committee   I would like to acknowledge the   morning was held in Carraig Donn,
        member with our branch. Deepest     volunteers on our committee who     O’Connell Street, Sligo. €340 was
        condolences also to our committee   have taken turns to sweep away the  raised. A very big ‘thank you’ to
        member Stephen Mullen on the        leaves and debris in the garden     Brenda Keirns (Manager) for her kind
        passing of his brother John in      especially during during the Autumn  invitation to host the event, and thank
        Scotland in January. We also convey  months. We have also employed a    you to all the customers for their
        our  deepest sympathy to Mark       lovely gardener, Pauline, to maintain  contributions.
        Feeney on the passing of his beloved  the upkeep of the garden. Pauline has               continued on page 36
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