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St Vincent de Paul donation to Paediatric Unit, UHG

St Vincent de Paul donation to Paediatric Unit, UHG

The Paediatric Unit at University Hospital Galway saw its DVD collection swell to the tune of 150 new titles this week, following a generous gift from its neighbour in Westside, Vincent’s Charity Shop.

“The ethos of the St Vincent de Paul society has always been one of seeing a need and filling that need,” said Agnes Sage, manager of Westside Vincent’s Charity Shop. “Children need a little distraction when times are tough. Vincent’s remit is to help people in times of need, so this donation seemed like a natural fit.”

Agnes and her team of volunteers spent the past number of months carefully compiling a collection of DVDs that would help to enhance the hospital experience for the young patients of St Bernadette’s Paediatric Unit.

“It was a wonderful gift to receive,” said Lisa Porter, Play Specialist in the Paediatric Unit “I’m often in Vincent’s looking for good quality movies to add to our collection, so it was a fantastic surprise when Agnes contacted us. A donation as substantial as this one will make a real difference to our patients and their families” she added.

Included in the 150 plus DVDs being donated are titles from major animation studios, such as Disney and DreamWorks. To know more about  St Vincent de Paul visit 

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L:R – Rosie Prittie, *CHI Volunteer; Marie McSharry, CHI Volunteer; Lisa Porter, Play Specialist, Paediatric Unit, UHG and Agnes Sage, St Vincent de Paul.
*(Children in Hospital Ireland)

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University Hospital Galway (UHG)