Emma Dooley Foundation
In memory of his beloved wife, Emma who died tragically following a road crash in June 2012, Greg Dooley set up a foundation to honour Emma's memory and raise funds for two charities close to her heart, NRH and Strange Boat Donor Foundation.
Fundraising concert in Carrick-on-Shannon
The Bush Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon was the venue for a very successful benefit concert on Friday, May 31st, which featured Eleanor Shanley with De Dannan and singer Sean Keane. This concert was presented by the Bush Hotel and Strange Boat Donor
Foundation to raise awareness of organ donation and help fund "Circle
of Life" National Commemorative Garden to organ donors being planned for Salthill.
Groote Schuur Stone for "Circle of Life"
At a special ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa, a symbolic presentation ceremony took place when a stone from the Groote Schuur Hospital was handed over to Strange Boat Donor Foundation for inclusion in Circle of Life, the National Commemorative Garden to Organ Donors being planned for Salthill, Galway.
Air Corps Push for Donors
Members of the Air Corps began their cross country 40 hour marathon charity event on Thursday, May 16th pushing a Cessna light aircraft from Dublin, and arrived at their destination in Salthill Galway at the scheduled time of 3pm on Saturday afternoon, 18th May. A wonderful undertaking to raise awareness of organ donation and "Circle of Life" - Commemortative Garden to Organ Donors being planned for Quincentennial Park, Salthill.
"A decisive moment for organ donation"
As the Oireachtas Health Committee evaluates the Human tissue Bill, Prof. Jim Egan consultant respiratory physician at the Mater Hospital in Dublin writes in the Irish Times (Thursday, 25the April) that this is "a decisive moment for organ donation in the Republic".
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