Page 40 - Support Magazine Winter 2017
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                                                                  BY KEVIN GALVIN

        Seasons greetings to all from the
        Offaly branch.
           Our annual Mass of Thanksgiving
        and Remembrance and Christmas
        lunch took place on Sunday December
        10th in the Tullamore Court Hotel. Fr.
        Joe Gallagher celebrated the Mass.
        Once again Thomas Kennedy,
        Portarlington, provided the music   GET WELL                            FUNDRAISING
        during the Mass. Our Candle of        Get well wishes are extended to     We would like to take this
        Remembrance was lit by the Mahon    branch members Valerie McDermott,   opportunity to thank all our sponsors,
        family from Mountbolus. Sophie      David Cullinan, Liam and Kathleen   helpers and collectors throughout the
        Mahon received a living related kidney  Swaine and Noreen Gleeson who are  year for all their help and support,
        transplant from her father Hugh     all unwell at this time. Our thoughts  generosity and giving of their time.
        earlier this year. Our guest of honour  and prayers are with you and your  Once again a huge thanks to the
        was our very own Jennifer Byrne,    families.                           Tullamore Cycling and Touring Club
        2017 International Rose of Tralee, to                                   for their ongoing generosity to the
        which our chairman, Jerome Burke,   CONGRATULATIONS                     branch from their annual Pedal the
        made a small presentation.            Congratulations to branch         Peaks Pat Colgan Memorial Race.
           All who attended enjoyed a       members Dermot Glynn and Graham
        combination of good friends, new and  Young on graduating from their    SYMPATHY
        old, good food and good music which  studies.                             We would like to extend our sincere
        helped make it a success. Santa Claus                                   condolences to the families and
        again took time out of his busy     TRANSPLANTS                         friends of branch members Jerry
        schedule to pop in and say hello. We  Congratulations to Jim Farrell,   Schouler, Birr and Oliver Craughwell,
        finished the evening dancing away to  Cloghan and Julie Nugent who both  Birr on their passing. Ar dheis Dé go
        Unity.                              received a recent transplant.       raibh a anam dílis.

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