The Lynch family from St. Johnston proudly presented a cheque of €10,020 to the Letterkenny Oncology Ward today in memory of much-loved mum Kathleen Lynch.
A hugely successful charity dance was held in Maggie’s Tavern in May to mark the first anniversary of Kathleen’s passing.
Kathleen (née Coyle from Coole), who was well-known as a postal worker in Lifford, died at the age of 53.
In honour of the care she received at Letterkenny University Hospital, Kathleen’s husband Joe and her children Claire and Colm decided to hold a charity dance to give something back.
Kind-hearted friends, family and businesses offered their support and donations to the event. Ticket sales, donations and a raffle (which was full of surprises!) raised an incredible €10,020.
“The staff at the Oncology Unit treated Kathleen and us very well. It was unbelievable the care she received, you couldn’t ask for better,” said Joe.
Kathleen spent many months in the ward before her death in May 2018. Joe added: “The staff were more than good to Kathleen. They were her friends and gave her so much comfort. For us as the family, they did everything they could, even if it was to bring us tea and biscuits.”
Joe has many people to thank for making the memorial dance a great success in Maggie’s Tavern.
“Thanks to everyone in the committee and to everyone at Maggie’s Tavern who went above and beyond for us. Thanks to everyone who bought tickets or gave raffle prizes. People were more than generous and donations came from near and far,” he said.
The €10,020 raised will be used in the Oncology/Haematology Patient Comfort Fund in Letterkenny University Hospital.
On behalf of staff at the ward, HCA John Ward said: “Thank you to Joe, Colm and Claire for their fundraising. The money will be used in the Comfort Fund for Patients of Oncology/Haematology. We have so many fond memories of Kathleen, she was a true lady. We wish the family all the best in the future.”Tags: