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                                                                 By BERNIE DWYER

                                           joined by Mark Murphy and his wife   this year.
                                           Frances (who was, once upon a time,    Our Annual General Meeting (AGM)
                                           our Branch Secretary).               will take place on April 18th in St
                                              We have had two meetings since    Ann’s Resource Centre, Shankill -
                                           December and are now busy preparing  please note this is an election year!
                                           for the highlight of our year...’Organ  This year the World Transplant
                                           Donor Awareness Week’. Dunnes        Games will take place in Malaga, Spain
                                           Stores, Cornelscourt have given us a  and we have at least two athletes from
                                           bag pack on the first day of ODAW    our area, Deirdre Faul, a liver
                                           (Saturday 1st April) from 10am-6pm.  transplant recipient from Dalkey and
           Hello to our readers from Dublin  We also have various locations around  Michael Dwyer, kidney transplant
        East and Wicklow. Spring has arrived,  Bray, Nutgrove and possibly Wicklow  recipient from Cabinteely. We will have
        a bit wet and windy but bringing with  Town and Dalkey.                 more news nearer the time but for
        it beautiful flowers and birdsong.    As always we urgently need        now they are training hard and we
           It feels a long time since our  volunteers for ODAW to make it a     wish them good luck.
        Christmas lunch in The Ocean Bar and  success and we ask for 2 hours of your,  Finally, a very happy Easter to you all
        Grill in Bray. Once again everyone  your family's or friends’ time.     and as always we are thinking of our
        enjoyed the food, fun, raffle and  Hopefully, we will have nice weather  members who have been ill or have
        getting to see friends from around  for our outdoor volunteers and we   not been able to get out and about.
        the Branch. We were also happy to be  look forward to seeing many new faces  Hopefully Spring will give you all a lift.

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