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                                                                By HELENA O’NEILL

        Greetings to all our members - we
        hope everyone is keeping well?

           Kathleen and John McTeigue, with
        their family, who have been
        fundraising for the IKA for a number
        of years, organised a run/walk on
        December 26th, in aid of the Renal  ORGAN DONOR AWARENESS WEEK
        Support Centre in Beaumont Hospital.  Hubert McHugh, the Leitrim Guardian ‘Person
        The event started at 1pm with       of the Year’ attended and launched the Leitrim
        registration, from 12 noon, at St   ODAW campaign. The launch took place on
        Mary's School House, Newbridge.     Tuesday, March 7th in Forde’s Inn, Drumkeeran.
        Afterwards there were refreshments  Despite the very wet and windy weather there
        and presentation of trophies.       was a good turn out of members and friends on
           This was the first planned annual St
        Stephen's Day event which had a     the night. Everyone enjoyed the light
                                            refreshments and home baked scones.
        great turnout and many of the         Hubert has offered his assistance during the
        participants requested that the route  week. Our thanks to Ian Forde who gave us the
        be longer next time.                                                             Kathleen McTeigue (right) presents the
                                            use of the premises for the event.              cheque to Patricia MacKenzie
           One of our most dedicated and
        long-serving members, Mary Flynn,
        presented a cheque to Patricia
        MacKenzie, Manager of the Support
        Centre. The cheque was part of the
        €5,000 raised by Mary who had her
        head shaved. Other recipients of the
        funds were the Transplant and Cancer
        Wards in Beaumont Hospital.

                      Mary Flynn
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