The Mater Foundation is inviting AGSI members to take part in a fundraising event next month.
The event takes place at the Croghan Hill Event Centre, Rhode Co Offaly on 31st August raising much needed funds for the new Day Care Oncology Ward at the Mater Public Hospital which is run by Professor John Mc Caffrey and Mr Dermot Kearney Consultant Oncologist’s Mater Hospitals, Dublin. Professor Mc Caffrey also attends to Patients in Cavan General, Hospital on a weekly basis.
Every cent raised by this event will go towards providing new equipment such as adequate patient bays, a new urgent care ward operating 24/7 and 365 days a year which will offer an alternative to queuing in the Accident and Emergency Department. The Unit will also treat patients for Haematology and will bring a new Hematologic Emergency Room on site for patients who need it. The initial cost is between € 85,000 & € 100,000.
Fundraisers are hoping to get 300 people to take part on the day at a cost of €10. They will then receive a sponsorship card and it is hoped they will seek sponsorship to the amount of € 100. Each participant will receive a goody bag on the day with drinks and snacks provided during and after the event.
Log onto www.materfoundation.ie to register.