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           Our dinner was held in The Sligo
        Park Hotel on Sunday December 4th. A
        very enjoyable day was had by all, and
        compliments to the hotel for the
        beautiful meal and great service. We
        had some lovely spot prizes donated for
        our raffle, and congrats to those who                                      Sligo
        were lucky in the draw.
           Liz Gilligan, a former Committee
        member, presented a banner bearing
        the ‘Forget-Me-Not’ flower, to our
        Chairman, Michael McHugh. Liz is a
        very gifted seamstress, and made the
        banner for a fashion show we had back
        in April of this year. Liz has now retired
        from our branch monthly meetings, but
        is still a very willing volunteer. It is her
        wish that the banner be displayed in
        Renal Support Centre in Dublin.

           As this week is the biggest
        fundraiser in the IKA calendar, our
        branch will require a lot of volunteers
        to help us fundraise and more
        importantly, to raise more awareness of
        organ donation. I am always on the
        lookout for new volunteers so I can give
        the regular ones a break. I seem to call
        on the same people year in, year out. If
        you have some spare time during the
        week (April 1st-8th) in 2017, please
        think about helping out?
           Our branch has had a very good
        financial year, and on behalf of our
        branch Committee, I wish to thank
        everyone who so generously donated
        to our branch.

           A very happy Christmas to our renal
        patients, their families, and to the
        wonderful doctors, nurses and staff in
        the renal unit, for their care and
        dedication to our patients. We wish you
        and all our readers a happy, healthy
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