Recently, the Carrick Swan hurlers devised the “Na hEalaí 5km” fundraiser which involved members and friends of Carrick Swan GAA Club completing 5km (while obeying COVID-19 guidelines and the 2km radius at the time) to raise vital funds for Carrick-On-Suir Meal Assistance Services and the South Tipperary Hospice Movement.
In total, we raised €4,163.04. We donated €3,163.04 to Carrick On Suir Meals Assistance Services while the remaining €1,000 was donated to the South Tipperary Hospice Movement.
The South Tipperary Hospice Movement is a community specialist palliative care service, providing support for people in South Tipperary/West Waterford with an advanced incurable disease. They support patients and their families in their own home as far as possible, aiming to deliver the highest level of individualised care showing respect, compassion and dignity to all persons in their care.
The South Tipperary Hospice Movement’s Home Care funding relies heavily on voluntary donations and fundraising. Unfortunately, they’ve had to cancel a lot of their fundraising events due to COVID-19. To find out more about the South Tipperary Hospice Movement, or to donate, you can visit their website www.sthm.org.
Below, Carrick Swan’s Kevin Lanigan presents Mary Barrett, Home Support Care Assistant with a cheque for €1,000. Also, in the photo are Paula McCormack, Public Health Nurse, and Caroline Wells, Home Support Care Assistant, along with members of the Carrick Swan Senior hurling panel.
Carrick On Suir Meal Assistance Services are a voluntary, self-funded group, dedicated to providing hot nourishing meals to their elderly clients in Carrick On Suir. They formed in 2018 following the winding up of the former Carrick-on-Suir Meals on Wheels group.
Recently, Carrick On Suir Meal Assistance Services extended their service from three days per week to five days per week in response to COVID-19. They are now delivering meals to over 30 clients around the town, and its surrounding areas. The meals are made up of 2 courses. A soup for starter, and the main course is a homemade cooked dinner, which are prepared fresh each day in their new premises in the Carrick-Beg Community Hall.
As well as supplying dinners to its elderly clients in the town, the group currently offers to collect medical prescriptions for any of their clients, also.
Carrick On Suir Meal Assistance Services runs its service thanks to donations from the local community.
For more information on availing of Carrick-on-Suir Meals Assistance Service or volunteering with the group contact Eddie Reade at (083) 325 3337. You can follow them on Facebook, here: https://www.facebook.com/Carrick-On-Suir-Meal-Assistance-Services-318069178946083
Below, Carrick Swan’s Gavin O’ Halloran presents Debbie Cooney of Carrick On Suir Meal Assistance Services with a cheque for €3,164.04.
Also in the photo, are Carrick Swan’s Kevin Lanigan, Lee Keane, Dale O’ Hanlon, Danny O’ Hanlon, and Scott Hogan,
Carrick Swan would like to thank everybody who took part in this fundraiser for their generosity in supporting two very worthy causes.