Page 54 - Support Magazine Winter 2017
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                                                                 BY SUSAN MARTIN

           We held our annual Christmas
        party in the Longford Arms Hotel on
        Sunday December 3rd. We had a
        really enjoyable day with a beautiful
        meal and great atmosphere. It was
        lovely to see such a large turnout
        again this year and in particular our
        kidney patients and donor families.
           During the party we also had a
        raffle. Thank you to those who
        donated spot prizes and well done to
        all the winners.
           We held a minute’s silence to
        remember members of our branch
        who sadly passed away during the

        THANK YOU
           Thank you once again to all our
        volunteers who help out at our
        Annual Church Gate collections
        throughout County Longford and
        during Organ Donor Awareness
        Week. Your continued support is
        greatly appreciated.
           We also wish to thank all those
        who generously donated to the IKA
        during 2017 and those individuals and
        groups who considered the Longford
        branch of the IKA for the proceeds of
        their fundraising events during 2017,
        in particular Kieran Woods, Paddy
        Dowd and Fergus D'Arcy who
        completed the Malin to Mizen Head
        Challenge in March this year. Thanks
        also to the Colmcille Vintage Club
        who held their Annual Tractor Run in
        aid of the IKA in July.

           Please note we set up a Facebook  page during the year and will keep you  2018.
        page during 2017 and would          up-to-date with any upcoming events.  We would also like to send
        encourage all members and readers to                                    Christmas wishes and much gratitude
        like our page which is set up as    CHRISTMAS GREETING                  to all the staff in the Renal Dialysis
        follows: Irish Kidney Association     Finally, I would like to take this  Units and in Beaumont Hospital for all
        Longford branch.                    opportunity to wish all our members  the care they gave our patients
           We offer help and support to our  and readers a very healthy, happy and  throughout 2017. It is very much
        members and families through the    peaceful Christmas and a prosperous  appreciated by all.
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