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                                                                 By CATHY SMYTH

         Hi to all our members.              annual Remembrance and             to reflect on the year gone by and to
            In November we held a Churchgate  Thanksgiving Mass. This year it was  catch up with each other and enjoy a
         collection in Athlone. ‘Thank you’ to  held in the Annebrook House Hotel,  meal together.
         everyone who volunteered on the day.  Mullingar. This is always a very special  I hope you all have a very happy
            On December 4th we had our       occasion. It is a chance for members  Christmas and that Santy comes!


            By MARIA DONLON

         The Wexford branch held their annual
         Christmas Party on Saturday, November
         27th, in the Riverbank House Hotel,
         Wexford. 90 people attended including
         CEO Mark Murphy and more than half
         were our transplant and dialysis patients
         from across the county.
            A great night was had by all and
         nearly everyone attending went home
         with a spot prize.                   Frazer Waters, DoneDeal, Renata Marini, DoneDeal, Joe Costello, County Wexford Hospice Homecare, Dan Whelan,
            We would like to send best wishes to  DoneDeal, Eamonn Buttle, IKA, Clare McKiernan, Purple House Cancer Support and Conor O'Leary, Bray Cancer Support.
         Charlie Murphy who is unwell at the  Every second month three charities are chosen by members of staff at
         moment.                     and for the duration of that month, 10% of the cost of placing
            Nicola Gregg and family are organising a paid ad on DoneDeal goes directly to the designated charities. The DoneDeal
         the Wexford 5k Night Run again next  Charity Month Initiative for September reached a grand total of €34,195 and
         year on February 2nd. More details will  the nominated charities...the Irish Kidney Association, Purple House Cancer
         follow on Facebook...’Wexford Credit  Support and County Wexford Hospice Homecare each received €11,398 to
         Union Night Run.                     invest in important projects over the coming months. Our donation from
            Happy Christmas to all in the Wexford  DoneDeal will be used to support the free services we provide to patients,
         branch and we look forward to seeing  including financial support, counselling, accommodation in our Support
         you all in the New Year.             Centre and raising vital awareness for organ donation.

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