Page 45 - Support Magazine Winter 2017
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                                                                BY KAREN BRADLEY

           We held our branch meeting on
        November 13th where we sold
        Christmas cards and discussed starting
        our Facebook page, which is now up
        and running. Everyone is welcome to
        join either our branch and/or
        Facebook page.
           Our local radio station Highland  Presenting the cheque to Siobhán Bates is Yvonne McFadden, to the left is Joe Duffy and George Bates and to the right is
        Radio had an Open Day and the IKA   Caroline O’Connor.
        Renal Support Centre was chosen as     There was an Officers’
        one of the beneficiaries. A big ‘thank  meeting in Dublin in
        you’ to Yvonne McFadden, Producer   November and Siobhán,
        of the 9 till 12 programme and all the  George and our Treasurer
        staff from Highland Radio.          Kieran Murray attended.
           We were over the moon when          Eileen McFadden
        Yvonne presented Siobhán Bates,     presented Siobhan with a
        Donegal IKA Chairperson and PRO     cheque for €2,620,
        George Bates, with a cheque for     proceeds from a Fair Day
        €500. We are very grateful to       organised by Gweedore
        everyone who turned up on the day   Bar. Cathal Gallagher,
        and donated.                        Donal Call and Hughie
           We always appreciate all who     Montgomery organised a     Presenting the cheque to Yvonne McFadden is left, Cathal Gallagher and
        fundraise for the Renal Support     sheep sale and they        right Donal Coll, organisers.
        Centre. The Centre is of so much help  presented Yvonne with the
        for those living in Donegal. It is a great  cheque. We would like to  The Donegal branch would like to wish all the
        relief to know that our families are  thank everyone involved  staff in Letterkenny Dialysis Unit and our branch
        closely looked after at those worrying  who took part on the   members and families a very merry Christmas
        times.                              day.                       and happy New Year.


                         BY MADELEINE DONAGH

         Thank you to Susan Halvey Hurley   even though challenging at times.
         who walked the Camino de           I am very grateful to the IKA for
         Santiago de Compostella in         the support to Hugh and my
         September this year. She           family over to the years, which
         undertook this walk both for       continued after Hugh passed away
         personal reasons and as a          in November 2011.”
         fundraiser for the IKA.               Thank you Susan for your very
         Susan raised the fantastic sum of  generous support.
         €1,275.00 in sponsorship for the                 The Limerick Branch
         Association.                                  would like to wish all
         The walk started from Sarria to               our members ,friends
         Santiago which was a distance of              and family a very
         118 kilometres.                               Happy Christmas and a
         Susan says: “The walk was a        peaceful, healthy and happy New
         wonderful spiritual experience     Year.                                         Susan Halvey Hurley

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