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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.

Hospital Saturday Fund

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.


Mark Heffernan Trust Donation

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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.


Mark Heffernan Trust

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Pictured in the CRYP Centre this week presenting Dr. Deirdre Ward with €2,500.00 is Shane Heffernan, Senior Technology Analyst at Bearing Point and Trustee of the Mark Heffernan Trust.

The Mark Heffernan Trust was established in 2010 by the family and friends of Mark Heffernan, who died suddenly on 21st January 2008 at just 23 years old.

The Trust aims to raise awareness of SADS and through their fundraising at events like the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon, the annual Mark Heffernan Golf Trust Classic Coffee Mornings and a recent Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar testing day in Tullamore they continue to donate and support CRY.

CRY are extremely grateful for the continued support and generosity of the of the Trust, the Heffernan Family and their wonderful supporters.


Inishannon Macra raise funds for CRY

Callanan fundraiser

Pictured is Marie Callanan being presented with a cheque for €750 for CRY from the Inishannon Macra Group. The money was raised in memory of Colin Callanan who died suddenly on 13th April 2013. CRY would like to thank Inishannon Macra for their fundraising efforts.