We have dedicated this area to pay special tribute to the extremely generous people who have made a contribution to CRY. It is because of these amazing people that CRY is able to keep our doors open as we do not receive any government funding. All at CRY would like to express our sincerest thanks to everyone who has provided us with support.
Thursday 14th April saw a group of family and friends got together to remember their great friend Paul O'Connor. The inaugural Paul O'Connor Memorial Glass was played for in the beautiful surrounds of Castle Golf Club, Rathfarnham, Dublin.
The evening saw golfers and non-golfers gather for dinner in the clubhouse where we were joined by Susan, Robert, Emma, Hanna & Richard. The honour of winning the first PO'C Memorial Glass went to Gary Dunne. To those who contributed prizes and other goodies a big thanks you - John Moen, Paul Slater, Dave Dunne, Joan Ryan, Brian Callan, Eddie Scaife, Igor Fleming & Paul Ryan.
However the real winner on the day was CRY who benefitted from the proceeds raised from the raffle which raised the fantastic sum of €753.50. Pictured below is Susan presenting Gary with the Memorial Trophy and Susan presenting the monies on Monday morning 18th April to Dr. Deirdre Ward in the CRYP Centre.
Sincere and grateful thanks from all in Cry to everybody who supported the event and donated so generously.
Susan O'Connor presents a cheque to Dr.Deirdre Ward
Greystones RFC held their Ladies day on 5th March and chose to support Cry in memory of Jackie Lewis who died suddenly on 7th March 2015. Jackie is the daughter of Greystones Head Coach Kevin and his wife Mary Lewis, sister of Alan & Aoife.
Lucia Ebbs went to the Club on Saturday 2nd April ahead of their AIL game –v- Sundays Well RFC. Club Chairman Gary Nolan and Rachel Byrne from Greystones Ladies Team welcomed Lucia & John Ebbs to the Club and the President Fintan O’Hagan presented Cry with €2,200.00 – the monies raised at this year’s Ladies Day Event.
Ladies Day is a huge event in the Club and on behalf of Cry sincere thanks to everybody who attended and supported the event so generously and to the local businesses who sponsored the day and donated the incredible Raffle & Auction Items.
Special thanks from Cry to Rachel Byrne and the Committee for all their work.
Michael Greene, Chairman was in attendance on the night and was presented with €4,000.00 for CRY Ireland.
Twenty-four Irish charities including CRY Ireland receive donations from The Hospital Saturday Fund
Twenty-four Irish charities received donations from the Hospital Saturday Fund at a special reception hosted in Dublin recently. In total, €106,500 was donated to the medical charities and organisations at the event, which was hosted by Ardmhéara/Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh.
Speaking at the reception, The Lord Mayor celebrated the extraordinary work of all the charities receiving donations from the Hospital Saturday Fund. The Lord Mayor, Críona Ní Dhálaigh, who nominated Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Harold’s Cross as her chosen charity, remarked that “this donation means that the Hospice now has the benefit of a special rise recline chair which will provide comfort and support and benefit both patients and staff”.
Paul Jackson, Chief Executive, Hospital Saturday Fund said: “We are delighted to continue the tradition of supporting many charities in Ireland, many of which are less well-known. The Hospital Saturday Fund is honoured to support the efforts of such deserving charities and help in some way towards the exceptional, tireless work that they do.”
A little about the Hospital Saturday Fund
The Hospital Saturday Fund is a UK and Ireland charity that was founded in 1873 by pioneers in social and philanthropic work to help people to afford medical care. The Fund has 'tailored' its benefits to suit modern needs and these are now offered through HSF health plan, one of the leading health cash plans in the UK and Ireland. Profits from the trading company, HSF health plan, are channelled into the parent charity, The Hospital Saturday Fund, to enable these charity donations to be made.
Pictured in the CRYP Centre with Dr. Deirdre Ward and Helen Connaughton is Mr. Martin Heffernan of the Mark Heffernan Trust; continuing their support for our work and donating €2,500.00 #FantasticFamilies
A little about the Mark Heffernan Trust
The Trust was established in 2010 by the family and friends of Mark Heffernan, who passed away in his sleep at his apartment in GMIT on 21th Jan. 2008 . He was only 23 years old, and had just completed his mid-term exams.
Mark was an exceptionally gentle and caring young man, with an avid interest in sport, music, his car, his friends, and his family. His passing caused great sadness and shock, and an immediate awareness of a silent killer which touches a remarkable number of families every year.
Approximately every week in Ireland, a young person dies from an undiagnosed heart condition. The term ‘SADS’ ( Sudden Adult/Arrhythmic Death Syndrome ) is used where no abnormality can be identified to explain the specific cause of death.
The work of The Trust will, it is hoped, ultimately benefit our youth, while highlighting this tragic and silent killer, and in doing so, will honour the memory of a remarkable young man who cared so much for those around him.
Cry are extremely grateful to receive the funds and pass on our sincere thanks to all who support the Trust and enable us to continue our work.