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Cheque Presentation to Oncology patient comfort fund at University Hospital Galway

Mrs Gail Clarke and her husband Peter from Glenamaddy, Co Galway recently presented a cheque for €2,285.00 to the Oncology patient comfort fund, University Hospital Galway.

Gail along with her friends Anne Kelly and Bernie Connelly for the last ten years have been hosting the ‘Gail and friends’ coffee morning in Glenamaddy Community Centre. For the last three years all donations raised have gone to Galway University Hospitals.  This year ‘Gail and Friends’ raised €2,285 which they kindly donated to the Oncology patient comfort fund, University Hospital Galway.

Mrs Gail Clarke said, “This fundraising event is very close to my heart as I have lost three siblings to Cancer at University Hospital Galway. I wanted to do something for the hospital in recognition of the support and care my siblings received during their time there, so I decided to start the ‘Gail and Friends’ fundraiser which has now been an annual event for the last ten years.”

Mary Forde, Acting Nurse Manager, Oncology/Haematology Day Ward, UHG expressed her gratitude to the Clarke Family and said, “We are delighted to receive this donation for the Patient Comfort Fund. This donation will enable us to purchase comfort items for our patients.”

Photo caption:
From L:R Marie Walsh, Nurse; Siobhan Coughlan, Nurse; Peter Clarke; Emma Loughnane, Nurse;  Mary Forde, Acting Manager and Gail Clarke.

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University Hospital Galway (UHG)