A GROUP of Portlaoise people have raised a whopping €18,000 for the Cuisle Centre and Specialists Palliative Care Team in Laois. In memory of Eamonn Conroy, his wife Marie, son Martin, sister in law Noeleen Dunphy and Martin’s friends Ciaran Coughlan and Cahir Healy held a sponsored Shave or Dye event in the Cuisle Centre recently.
The group decided to raise the money for the two organisations in “grateful appreciation for their support and gentle care” received by them during Eamonn’s illness. The funds were raised through sponsorship cards and the €18,000 was equally divided and presented to both groups.
The group would like to express their heartfelt thanks and said that they were overwhelmed by the generosity of so many, far and wide. These donations will help the Cuisle Centre and Specialist Palliative Care Team to continue to be vital support systems to cancer care in Laois.
“To all who collected on their behalf, a sincere thank you. A special word of thanks to our families and friends, to Quality Printers in Portlaoise, to Gabrielle Cosgrave, Barbara Aldritt, Michael Holland and all who helped and supported us”, said Marie Conroy.