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                                                                   By VERA FRISBY

                                            first exhibited in University Hospital  BOOK LAUNCH
                                            Waterford between May and June        Liz McCue has written a book,
                                            2016.                               ‘Thursday’s Child’, of stories about
                                              Kate’s book of photography and    growing up in Dublin in the Sixties,
                                            poetry ‘Nature’s Whispers’ created  with the help of the WHAT
                                            through the WHAT programme was      programme in the dialysis unit. This
                                            launched a few months ago. Proceeds  book was launched on Thursday June
                                            from the sale of this book will go  8th and we would like to wish Liz
                                            towards WHAT’s arts programme in    every success.
        Hello to all our members and welcome  the Renal Dialysis Unit, University
        to the summer edition of SUPPORT.   Hospital Waterford and the IKA. We  MADRIGALLERY CHAMBER CHOIR
                                            would like to thank Kate and WHAT     We would like to thank the
        ORGAN DONOR AWARENESS WEEK          for their kindness and generosity.  members of the Madrigallery
           We would like to thank everyone                                      Chamber Choir, Waterford for hosting
        who gave of their time selflessly to  ANNUAL SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE AND  a lunchtime concert recently and
        make this another successful year. We  THANKSGIVING                     donating part of the proceeds to our
        would also like to thank everyone who  Our annual Service was held at the  branch.
        kindly donated to our collection.   UHW Chapel on Sunday May 28th. It
                                            was officiated by Rev. Jenny Crowley,  RESPITE CENTRE TRAMORE
        ANNUAL DINNER                       Fr. John, Fr. Matthew and Fr. Richard.  Our holiday centre opened in May
           We had a great evening at our    The Choir, from St. Mary’s Ballygunner,  and will run until October. We would
        annual dinner, held at The Woodlands  under the leadership of Ann Cody,  like to wish all our patients and their
        Hotel, Dunmore Road, on Sunday      were superb. They created a very    families a very enjoyable holiday in
        April 23rd. The food was excellent and  moving atmosphere. Refreshments  Tramore, with plenty of fun and
        the entertainment, by Mike Kent and  were served in the staff canteen, at  sunshine.
        The Deise Boys, was most enjoyable.  the hospital, following the Service.
        We would like to thank Joe Moynihan   We would like to thank everyone   CONDOLENCES
        for all his help on the day and John  who helped, in any way, to make this  We extend our deepest sympathy
        Meade who acted as MC for the       the very special day which it has   to the families of the late Mary Walsh,
        evening. We would also like to thank  become.                           Ballysaggart and Paddy Mackey,
        everyone who donated ‘spot prizes’                                      Waterford. May they rest in peace.
        which added to the enjoyment of the
        evening.                                                   DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
                                                      June 17th-18th: Church gate collections in Co Waterford
        NATURE’S WHISPERS                            July 1st-2nd: Church gate collection in Tramore and Fenor
           Waterford Healing Arts Trust              Sunday July 2nd: Family Fun Day, Newtown, Kilmacthomas
        (WHAT) has been running an arts                      Sunday August 27th: Annual 10K Walk
        programme in the dialysis unit of
        University Hospital Waterford since
        2007. Artists Philip Cullen and Boyer
        Phelan work in the unit on a weekly
        basis engaging patients in art
        activities. The programme, which is
        funded by Punchestown Kidney
        Research Association, is supported by
        staff members of the unit who are
        keen to provide positive, creative and
        diversional activities to their patients.
           Kate Quinn is one of the young
        patients and she told Philip Cullen of
        her love for photography and he
        encouraged her to document her
        story. Kate’s artwork is inspired by
        nature. She uses nature as a metaphor
        to express her emotional journey
        through dialysis. Her first love is
        photography and then poetry. Kate’s
        work entitled ‘Nature’s Reflection’ was  Traditional music and jokes by The Deise Boys.

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