Galway Hospice was recently presented with a cheque for €11,000 by the Forge Pub Moylough and Mountbellew Vintage Club. The funds were raised through the raffle of a 1966 Morris Minor car, which was donated by the late Paddy Conneelly (RIP). The members of the Mountbellew Vintage Club spent approximately 200 hours meticulously restoring the car to its former glory. The car (which was the main attraction of the night of the presentation!) still has its original vehicle user manual and tax book and looks great despite its 45 year vintage status.
Pictured above are (l-r): PJ Glynn, Orla Feeney (Galway Hospice), Veronica Kelly (The Forge Pub) and Danny Glynn, with the Morris Minor Car.
Galway Hospice would like to thank the Mountbellew Vintage Club for donating their time and efforts to restoring the car. Thanks also to the local businesses who donated parts for the car, to Veronica Kelly and all at the Forge Pub for their time and effort, to everyone who helped at this event and especially to everyone who supported the raffle. Events like this are hugely important to Galway Hospice, as we need to raise €1.5 million every year to fund our Home Care and Day Care services. If this funding was to cease, the services would cease also.
The second picture features the following:
Back Row (l-r): Oliver Kelly, Ita Finn and Danny Glynn. Front Row (l-r): Orla Feeney (Galway Hospice), Aidan Hughes, PJ Glynn, Simon Mullin and Veronica Kelly.