Page 58 - Support Magazine Winter 2017
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                                                                 BY BERNIE DWYER


        Hello to all our members and friends
        in Dublin East and all over Wicklow.As
        we near the end of another year we
        wish you all a very Happy and
        peaceful Christmas and hope we
        arrive safe and well into 2018. We
        think of those who have passed away
        during the year and any of you in
        hospital or not feeling the best.Very
        best get-well wishes to our own
        chairman John Whelan who is
        currently in hospital, Noleen Cleary
        recovering from an operation and
        Alan Proby...we wish you all a speedy
           Brownyn Castles from Tinahely
        organised an event in Murphy's Hotel
        in Tinahely. It was a huge success and
        so well organised by Brownyn herself.
        Musicians came from far and wide
        and a raffle was held with many
        businesses and people contributing.
           They raised €4,050 on the night.
        Well done to all involved.
           On Sunday December 10th the
        branch met at Ocean Bar and Grill,
        Bray, for our annual Christmas lunch.
        As usual it was very enjoyable, the
        food was really delicious and the staff
        were so nice and helpful. Although
        our group was slightly smaller than
        usual due to illness etc, it was a happy
        fun time and we held our raffle and
        had a chance to mingle and chat .
           A huge ‘thank you’ to all our
        volunteers and our sponsors and those
        who have loyally attended Branch
        Meetings.                           a nice rest with your families over the  Branch and best wishes from the
           Also ‘thank you’ to our friends and  Christmas.                      Branch Officers, John, Catherine and
        staff in Donor House, hope you enjoy  A joyous Christmas to all in the  Bernie.

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