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Members of the Limerick branch are pictured with Celia Holman Lee, for the launch of the Branch Organ Donor Awareness Week in the South Court Hotel, Raheen, Co Limerick

                                                                LIMERICK


                                                           By MADELEINE DONAGHY


                                              Many people in Limerick city and  presented to IKA on Saturday June
                                            county were willing to take part and  24th June. ‘Thank you’ to the O’Neill
                                            thanks to the fine weather the week  family.
                                            went very well. A big ‘thank you’ to  ‘Thank you’ also to Mary Sheehan
                                            everyone who took part in the       who presented a cheque for €500 to
                                            awareness campaign. The activities  the branch. Mary’s late husband
                                            ranged from music nights to organ   Robert was a very well known and
                                            donor awareness days in schools and  respected member of the branch. Ar
                                            the University of Limerick.         dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
        After a very successful Organ Donor   In Hospital, Co. Limerick a music   Another ‘thank you’ goes to retired
        Awareness Week launch in the South  night was held on April 8th, in     dialysis nurse Rita Maher who is
        Court Hotel, Raheen, Limerick on    advance of the ‘Lar O’Neill Tractor and  President of the St. Paul’s Bridge Club,
        Saturday March 18th, fronted by     Truck Run on Sunday April 9th. It was  Raheen, Limerick. As President Rita
        television personality and model Celia  a spectacular display and raised in  nominates a charity for assistance
        Holman Lee, the branch got busy     excess of €4,600 by the end of the  from the Bridge Club and this year she
        recruiting volunteers and organising  day. As further monies were still  chose the IKA. They held a bridge
        collection points.                  outstanding, the total will be      game on February 14th and raised
                                                                                €525. Thank you Rita and members
                                                                                of the club.
                                                                                  The branch AGM was held in the
                                                                                day room of the Good Shepherd
                                                                                Convent, Pennywell, Limerick on
                                                                                Monday April 24th at 7.30pm.

                                                                                The incoming committee are:

                                                                                Chairperson:   Sandra Dillon
                                                                                Secretary:     Mary Downes
                                                                                Board Member: Pat O’Brien

                                                                                  There was no nomination for the
                                                                                post of Treasurer. Since the retirement
                                                                                of Michael Sheahan, the post has
                                                                                been vacant. Thank you to Susan
                                                                                Cannon who has agreed to act as
               Pupils from The Holy Trinity School, Doon, Co. Limerick, designed Wednesday March 22nd as their  Treasurer for the duration of this
                                  ‘Organ Donor Awareness Day’.                  Committee.
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