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                                                            By MADELEINE DONAGHY

        All members are presently welcoming
        Spring with plans for the Limerick
        branch launch of Organ Donor
        Awareness Week which took place in
        the South Court Hotel, Raheen,
        Limerick on Saturday, March 18th
        from 10am-12noon. We were
        delighted to welcome a well-known
        Limerick female personality as the face
        of the Limerick branch for organ
        donation 2017. Celia Holman Lee has
        agreed to spearhead our launch this         Emma O’Neill (right) presents Madeleine Donaghy, Limerick IKA branch, with cheque for €810.
        year...’thank you Celia!’ And a very  will be ‘organ donor awareness day’ on  €500 to the branch.
        big ‘thank you’ to our very popular  Campus. The Holy Trinity School,      O’Neills Bar in Hospital, Co.
        2016 ambassador Jon Kenny.          Doon, Co. Limerick, designated       Limerick collected all the income
           The branch is actively encouraging  Wednesday, March 22nd as their    received from the sale of teas and
        all members to help out during the  ‘organ donor awareness day’.         coffees in the bar and made a
        week. Volunteers are needed, so       A darts tournament was held in Tom  presentation of €810 to the branch.
        please contact Mary Downes on 087-  Maher’s Inn, Templemore, Co.Tipperary  ‘Thank you’ to O’Neills, who are also
        9612133 if you can spare any time.  on Sunday February 5th. This was     organising a unique fundraising
           The University of Limerick has   organised by Myles McMorrow and the  initiative for ‘Organ Donor Awareness
        confirmed that Wednesday April 5th  €650 raised on the night was         Week’. The ‘Lar O’Neill Memorial
                                            presented by Myles to the Limerick   Truck and Tractor Run’ will be held
                                            branch. The presentation was made in  over April 8th and 9th. A music night
                                            the Fresenius Unit. ‘Thank you’ to   will be held on Saturday’ 8th with
                                            Myles and to all who supported the   music by Nightfall and a ‘Truck and
                                            event.                               Tractor Run’ on Sunday 9th.
                                              Thank you to dialysis patient Mary   The cost per entry is €30 with all
                                            Sheahan who collected and presented  proceeds going to the IKA.


                                                                By MARIA DONLON

                                             Despite the wind, and at times lashing rain, the Credit Union 5k Night Run
                                             was a great success recently. More than 1,300 registered for the Run with
                                             1,170 turning up.
                                               The IKA Wexford branch and Wexford Marine Watch benefitted from the
                                             Run. Both charities lent their support on the night. Organiser Nicola Gregg
                                             said: “She had not worked out how much was raised for the two charities but
                                             expected it to be more than €10,000.
                                               A big ‘thank you’ to Nicola for all her hard work.
                                               We would like to extend our sympathy to the Kloss family on the passing
                                             of Gladys recently, RIP.
                                               Tom Cooney received a transplant recently and we wish him all the best for
         Myles McMorrow presents the cheque for €650 to Susan
          Canon, Limerick Board member, proceeds from darts  the future.
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