The name of St. Luke's, Dublin, will be recognised by so many as it has been the
place where many many cancer patients received their treatment over the years. So
that it can continue to offer the same services to patients going forward it is necessary
that financial assistance comes from the public and when asked the people of this
country have never been anything but very generous to help special and important
worthy causes like St. Luke's. What the future holds for any of us in totally unknown
but it is unfortunately expected that a number of families will get to know St. Luke's
in the months and years ahead. They will want and hope and we want for them that
St. Luke's will be able to provide them with the best treatment available. To that
end fundraising is vital. On Saturday June 16th last John McAleer organised, with
the help of family and friends, to have a Coffee morning with donations going to
St. Luke's. It was held in the Shopping Centre Square in conjunction with Insomnia.
The coffee/tea was flowing and the tray bakes were so tempting and volunteers were
going about in their St. Luke jerseys. To give added value for money members of the
Brogan School of Irish dancing were performing and entertaining with their excellent
steps and agile dancing. It was a bonus that a World Champion was there too and it
was obvious that there are more champions in the making. It was a lovely occasion
and hopefully John got a good response from the shoppers as they passed by and if
you did not get the chance to donate I'm sure John or the family will gratefully
accept it before they present it.
John and family would like to thank sincerely the people who were so generous in
their contributions towards his fund-raising effort for St. Luke's Hospital, Dublin.
The funds were handed over at Insomnia, in Monaghan Shopping Centre, on Wednesday,
June 27th. Deirdre, who represents St. Luke's, was there to accept. The total on
the cheque read - €1,660.54 but since the cheque was written another few donations
have been made bringing the total to over €1,700 and John says he will still accept
any further donations for St. Luke's. Well done to the McAleer family and friends,
to Insomnia and especially to the people who donated.