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                           By JAMES REYNOLDS                                    DUBLIN SOUTH IKA BRANCH

        Hello and welcome to the Dublin South  decided this year to have something  the lookout for volunteers to help us
        Branch. As always I wish to “thank you”  similar, so we opted for the ‘Selfie  out, and to help spread organ donor
        for your continued support and I would  Mirror’. The guests could personalise  awareness. If you are interested in
        like to welcome all our new members.  their selfies using the unique paint  helping us in any way, particularly
                                            feature to scribble a message, sign their  around Organ Donor Awareness Week
        RACE NIGHT                          name or add a stamp to their selfie. It  (April 1st-8th) in 2017, please contact
           We held our annual Race Night and  turned out to be very popular with  me, James on 085-2138309.
        Karaoke in Morton’s Pub, Firhouse,  everyone. We are now under pressure   I want to take this opportunity to
        Tallaght on Friday, October 21st. It was  to top that next year!        thank the volunteers who have helped
        a great night and we raised  €613. I  During the party we also had a    and gave up their time this year...we
        would like to thank all who turned up  raffle...”thank you” to those who  would be lost without you!
        and made it fun and enjoyable, the  donated spot prizes and well done to all
        volunteers who helped us run the night,  the winners!                   DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
        and the staff of Morton’s Pub for once                                    Our next meeting will be held in
        again hosting this event.           CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS PARTY           Cheeverstown House, Templeogue on
                                              On Sunday, December 11th we held  Thursday, January 12th at 8pm. We
        CHRISTMAS PARTY                     our Children’s Christmas party in   hope to see some new faces for a cup
           Our annual Christmas Dinner Dance  Cheeverstown House, Tempelogue. It  of tea and a chat.
        was held in the Plaza Hotel, Tallaght on  was great to see the children having so
        Friday, November 25th. We were      much fun, especially when Santa arrived  HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
        delighted to see such a big crowd again  with a lot of presents!          Finally, I would like to take this
        this year, in particular the many dialysis                              opportunity to wish all our members
        patients from the Dublin South area. At  VOLUNTEERS                     and readers a happy Christmas and a
        last year’s party we had a photo booth,  We have many fundraising events  peaceful New Year.
        which was such a huge success that we  planned for 2017 and we are always on  See you next year!

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