Representatives from DoneDeal and the three chosen Charities for April; The RNLI Lifeboats, The Special Care Baby Unit and Wexford Children’s Diabetes Clinic at Wexford General Hospital, taken at the RNLI Lifeboat Station on the Quay in Wexford.
Photography by: www.paulamalonecarty.com
On a sunny May Friday afternoon we were delighted to welcome representatives from three very worthwhile charities; The Wexford Children’s Diabetes Clinic, The Special Care Baby Unit care of Friends of Wexford General Hospital and The RNLI, to converge at the new state of the art RNLI Lifeboat Station on the Quay in Wexford.
Each of the charities received an amazing boost to their funds to the tune of €12,890 each.
We would like to say a massive thanks to you our DoneDealers for all of the ads placed during the month of April. The 10% contribution from each ad placed means that we are able to make a real difference to these three deserving organisations.
A little about the Charities who benefited in April….
The Wexford Children’s Diabetes Clinic
Representatives from the Wexford Children’s Diabetes Clinic at the charity cheque presentation along with DoneDeal Staff Member Joanne Murphy (centre), who chose the charity.
Joanne Murphy is Office Administrator here at DoneDeal and Joanne chose the Parent’s Support Group for Children’s Diabetes Clinic Wexford as her charity for April. Wexford Children’s Diabetic Clinic is a registered charity, the main objective of which is to benefit the community and surrounding areas of County Wexford, through ongoing support, development and enhancement of services.
The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) c/o Friends of Wexford Hospital
Niall Reck, Friends of Wexford Hospital, Lily Byrne, General Manager Wexford Hospital, Irene Parker, DoneDeal, Adam Parker, Dr. Azam, Consultant Paediatrician SCBU, Sean Parker, Allison Bone, SCBU and Ciaran Sheridan, Friends of Wexford Hospital.
Marketing Executive at DoneDeal, Irene Parker, chose The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Wexford General Hospital for the fantastic care and attention they gave to her premature twins last year.
Friends of Wexford General Hospital established in 2006 and acts as a conduit between the public and the hospital, to raise funds to ensure that the community served by the hospital benefits to the fullest extent from advances in medical science. Their mission is to fundraise, and to help others fundraise, to improve patient care at the hospital.
The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) in particular, will benefit from the funds raised during April. The unit caters for babies that require medical attention after birth, looking after approximately 400 babies every year and can provide specialist care for 5 babies at one time.
Representatives from the Wexford, Rosslare and Kilmore RNLI Stations along with Ben Cowley from DoneDeal (3rd from left) who chose to lend his support to this deserving charity.
Ben Cowley is a Frontend Developer and chose to lend his support to the RNLI and in particular to the stations of Wexford, Rosslare and Kilmore, which serve us here in the South East of the country.
The RNLI currently operate a total of 59 lifeboats from the 45 stations in the Republic and Northern Ireland. Different classes of lifeboat are needed for various locations, depending on geographical features, the kind of rescue work that the station is asked to do and the cover provided by neighbouring stations.
Speaking at the cheque presentation:
Speaking on behalf of RNLI, Pauline McGann, RNLI Community Fundraising Manager, said: “Last year, RNLI lifeboats in Ireland launched 1,136 times rescuing 1,649 people with 440 of those services being carried out in the dark. Our volunteer lifeboat crew members are willing to drop everything to go and save lives at sea when their pagers beep. Whether it’s volunteering their time, raising money or supporting us in other ways, the RNLI relies on the public’s generosity to save lives at sea. We couldn’t do it without those people and it’s for that reason we are so grateful to DoneDeal for its generous donation which will enable our crews to continue to do what they do best, and help those who find themselves in difficulty at sea.”
Commenting on the donation, Deirdre Bowers of Wexford Children’s Diabetes Clinic, said: “We would like to extend our thanks to DoneDeal for considering us as a charity to receive a donation. When it comes to diabetes if we can give our newly diagnosed children and their families a good start with education and ongoing support, they can cope extremely well. Having access to these funds will enable us to provide families with skills needed to manage diabetes successfully.”
Dr. Muhammed Azam, Consultant Pediatrician at The Special Care Baby Unit said: “The Special Care Baby Unit is extremely privileged and grateful to be considered for a donation from DoneDeal. The donations made to the various charities by DoneDeal to date has made the impossible possible for the many charity organisations that they have donated to and we are very appreciative of their consideration.”
“On behalf of DoneDeal, we are delighted to support another three worthy charities and the amazing work they do across Ireland. To date, DoneDeal has raised an amazing total of €1,378,965 for various charities across the country.”
Agnes Swaby, Marketing Manager at DoneDeal.