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Our Treasurer’s son, Kevin Moran, is
        a final year student at the Dublin                  WATERFORD
        Institute of Technology. Kevin who is
        Treasurer of the college’s rowing club                     By VERA FRISBY
        organised a ‘Rowathon’ on Grafton
        Street in December last. Through the  We would like to wish all our       We would like to sincerely thank
        usage of two training machines      members a very happy New Year and   John, Bobby Lyons GSK, Colligan
        members of the public were          a pleasant Easter.                  GAA, Dungarvan and The Athletic
        challenged to row one hundred                                           Club, Dungarvan, for supporting this
        meters in the fastest time possible.  ORGAN DONOR AWARENESS WEEK        event and helping to raise this
        The idea came from the success of the  We will be distributing organ donor  magnificent sum of money.
        O’Donovan brothers in the Olympics.  cards, selling the ‘Forget-Me-Not’   We would also like to thank
        It turned out to be a very successful  flowers and other merchandise    everyone who took part on the day, all
        venture and some very respectable   throughout Waterford City and       who took sponsorship cards and all
        times were returned.                County during this week. We would   who sponsored the walkers and
           The monies raised totalled €500  be delighted if you, a member of your  runners. A special ‘thank you’ to
        and were presented, by Kevin, to the  family or a friend, could volunteer for  everyone who sponsored tea/coffee,
        IKA at Donor House. The branch      two hours to help during this week.  food etc. on the was very
        gratefully acknowledge this venture  Please contact: Patsy 087-9647231 or  much appreciated.
        and is very appreciative of and     Vera 086-8372442.
        thankful to Kevin.                                                      BRANCH MEETINGS
           Teagasc organised a very successful  ANNUAL DINNER                     Just a reminder that our branch
        Tractor Pull in Ennis recently – through  We are holding our annual dinner  meetings are held at Edmund Rice
        their Green Cert class. The Branch  at The Woodlands Hotel, Dunmore     Heritage Centre, Barrack Street,
        were the recipients of the sum of   Road, Waterford on Sunday April     Waterford, monthly on Tuesday nights
        €4000. We are very appreciative and  23rd, commencing at 4pm. We would  at 7.30pm. Please try and come to
        thankful to all involved.           love to see all patients, your families,  some of the meetings - it is a great
           Congratulations to Sean Vaughan  friends and all our helpers at this  way of meeting fellow patients,
        on his recent successful kidney are all very welcome.  having a chat and hearing the latest
        transplant before Christmas.        Please give your name to Sr. Brenda at  information.
                                            the Dialysis Unit or contact Vera at
                                            086-8372442.                        SYMPATHY
                                                                                  We would like to extend our
                                            CHRISTMAS JUMPER NIGHT              deepest sympathy to Molly Tyrrell and
                                              We would like to thank Séan       her family on the death of Tony, RIP.
                                            Power, The Forge Inn, Portlaw, who  Tony was a very active member of our
                                            held a ‘Christmas Jumper Night’ in aid  branch, for over twenty years and was
                                            of our branch. A special ‘thank you’ to  always willing to help with our
                                            Eddie Sullivan, Paddy Long and      fundraising events. He never missed
                                            everyone who contributed to the     our Annual 10K Walk since its
                                            event in anyway.                    inception and will be greatly missed by
         This Heritage Stone from the                                           all of us who knew and respected
         Burren, now located in the ‘Circle  WALK/RUN                           him.
         of Life’ Garden, Salthill, Galway,   John D. Casey, a kidney transplant  We would also like to extend our
         represents Co Clare’s contribution  patient, organised a Walk/Run in   sympathy to Noelene Saunders and
         to the lifegiving cause of organ   Dungarvan on New Year’s Day with all  her family on the death of John, RIP.
         donation.                          proceeds going to our branch. A     Our thoughts and prayers are with
            The Garden commemorates         cheque for €11,890 was presented to  you.
         organ donors and their families,   our branch Chairman, Ray and          We offer our deepest sympathy to
         and the Clare stone forms part of a  Treasurer, Vera at GSK, Dungarvan on  all families who lost loved ones
         heritage wall consisting of stones  March 7th.                         recently. May they rest in peace.
         from major sites in all 32 counties.
            The garden’s design also
         incorporates heritage stones from
         significant sites across all five                                        For Donor Cards
         continents to reflect the universality
         of organ donation and welcome
         people from all over the world.
            The ‘Circle of Life’ Garden, a                                                Freetext
         tranquil space across from the Prom
         in Salthill, offers a place for
         reflection and contemplation.          ORGAN DONATION & TRANSPLANT IRELAND (ODTI)
         TripAdvisor has rated it as Number     c/o IKA, Donor House, Parkwest, Dublin D12 P5V6  DONOR to 50050
                                                          Tel: 01 - 620 5306
         12 of 130 things to do in Galway.
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