Well done to Darragh Bailey who recently presented Orla Feeney (Galway Hospice) with a cheque for €4,000 which he raised through his successful climb of Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Galway Hospice. Darragh climbed the highest mountain in Africa, which rises to a summit of almost 20,000 ft, and his climb was not alone a personal triumph for him, but also a very significant fundraising venture for Galway Hospice.
As well as raising direct sponsorship for the climb from the public, Darragh also raised funds through a Cake Sale in Barna Church and a Bowling Night in City Limits, Oranmore, all in aid of Galway Hospice.
Galway Hospice would like to extend a huge thank you to Darragh and to everyone who supported him along the way. Galway Hospice depends so much on people like Darragh, who take on the most amazing challenges just to raise essential funds for Galway Hospice. Today, we are caring for 136 patients in their own homes, patients who might otherwise have to be in hospitals or nursing homes. The vast majority of these patients want to be cared for at home, if the choice is available. Hospice not alone provides that choice, but provides a comprehensive level of quality care in the home. Hopefully, some day, the State will see fit to fund this service. In the meantime, we rely on amazing people like Darragh to help with the funding of this service.
Fantastic achievement, Darragh!