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         DUBLIN SOUTH IKA BRANCH                               By JAMES REYNOLDS

           A big ‘thank you’ to all our
        volunteers who gave up their time
        during this year’s Organ Donor
        Awareness Week and to all the local
        businesses who allowed us fundraise
        on their premises. It proved to be a
        very successful week. If you are
        interested in helping out next year
        please contact James 085-2138309.

           Our branch AGM took place in
        Head Office, Donor House on
        Thursday April 13th. ‘Thank you’ to
        Colin White, IKA National Projects
                                              Overall winner of the 10k was     CONGRATULATIONS
        Manager, for giving up his time to be
                                            Kilnamanagh man Ronan Kearns from     Congratulations to Sinead Doyle-
        our guest speaker.
                                            Rathfarnham AC with a time of       McConnell, from Ballyfermot, who
           This year was an election year and a
                                            35.13. Tallaght Athletic Club member  recently received a kidney transplant,
        new committee was elected:
                                            Sharon Tighe was the first lady across  we wish her the best of health in the
        Board Member: Peter Pardoe
                                            the line in the 5km distance (20.29)  future.
        Chairman:      Peter Pardoe
                                            and the first male to win the same 5k
        Secretary:     James Reynolds
                                            distance was Paul Martin, also from  NEXT MEETING
        Treasurer      Roderick Smyth
                                            Tallaght AC.                          Our next meeting will be held on
           I would like to take this opportunity
                                              Well done everyone!               Thursday, 7th September at 8pm in
        to thank our outgoing Treasurer Owen
                                                                                Cheeverstown House Templeogue
        Kelleher and Board Member, Karen
                                            ‘FORGET ME NEVER’ TREE              Dublin 6W.
        Concannon, for their service
                                              The ‘Forget Me Never’ Tree was
        representing our branch over the last
                                            officially unveiled in the atrium of  SUMMER BREAK
        number of years.
                                            Tallaght Hospital on Thursday, April 20  To all our members, do enjoy your
        ‘RUN FOR A LIFE’                    by Mayor Guss O’Connell, and was    summer! If you are going abroad,
           The 9th annual ‘Run for a Life’ took  funded by the Punchestown Kidney  enjoy the experience and please look
        place in Clondalkin’s Corkagh Park  Research Fund, The Meath Foundation  after yourself – and remember to be
        with a crowd of over 550+ signed up.  and supported by the staff of the  careful in the sun, whether at home or
        A large contingent of up to 40      dialysis unit and Smyth family, who  abroad!
        runners from Tallaght Athletics Club  fundraised for the project.
        took part to support fellow club
        members whose relatives had organ   TRANSPLANT TEAM IRELAND
        transplants. One of these was Dermot  The very best of luck to Transplant
        Delany from Clondalkin, whose       Team Ireland who fly out to Malaga to
        daughter Michaela (17) underwent    compete in the World Transplant
        her second transplant last September,  Games this summer. In particular our
        thanks to her donor mother Liz.     very own Lenny Ryan from Tallaght. If
           Dermot came in 2nd in the 10k    you would like to keep in touch with
        race with a time of 40.18 – whilst  the team’s progress do follow them on
        Michaela was joined in the fun run by  Facebook ‘Transplant Team Ireland’ or
        her cousins and friends.            the team’s site


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