Mayo Roscommon Hospice

  • Ireland West Airport staff this week presented a cheque for €33,000 to the airport's three staff nominated charities for 2018 – Down Syndrome Ireland, Mayo & Roscommon Hospice and The Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.. 

    Over the course of 2018 a number of events took place with Ireland West Airport employees getting involved to support the three charities.

    The most successful fundraiser in 2018 was the Portwest 5km Runway Run, which saw over 1,100 people take to the airports runway in glorious sunshine in late May whilst in August airport staff and charity volunteers took part in a ‘spinathon’ in the airport terminal to cycle the equivalent distance from the airport to Salou using stationery bicycles.

    The final fundraiser in November saw the airport host a charity bingo night attended by 500 people which was a huge success.

     

  • The plans for the new 8 bed hospice building, to be located beside Roscommon  University Hospital will be outlined this afternoon at a launch located at the new site, known locally as Hannon’s field.

    The new hospice is scheduled to be completed and open to patients and their families by early 2021.

    The project is the second hospice development by the Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation that sees a new hospice building under construction in Castlebar and planning permission now to be submitted to build the new Roscommon based facility.

    The estimated combined cost of the developments is 15 million euro and the buildings are being funded by the generosity of the general public to the fund raising efforts of the Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation.

    Martina Jennings is the CEO of the Mayo Roscommon Hospice and she’s been giving more details to Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley

  • The lighting of the Tree in the Pope Francis Plaza in Knock as part of Mayo Roscommon Hospice Shine a Light campaign will take place this evening at 6pm.

    The tree will be adorned with thousands of lights illuminating thoughts and memories of loved ones.

    Martina Jennings who is the CEO of the Mayo Roscommon Hospice says this evening’s event is very poignant.