Mayo Association Dublin was delighted to recently present a cheque for €10,000 to Martina Jennings, CEO of Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation – our charity partner for The Yew Tree Ball 2019.
Having raised over €8,500 from our Bumper Raffle at the Ball on Saturday 9 February at Dublin’s Ballsbridge Hotel, we added to the proceeds received and presented Martina Jennings with a cheque for €10,000 on Saturday 16 March in Castlebar. The first state-of-the-art palliative care unit in the West of Ireland will open there to the public in late June, with a second similar unit due to open in Roscommon in early 2021.
Martina Jennings said they’re “delighted the dream is now becoming a reality”, adding that as soon as the Castlebar Hospice Unit is complete, building work will start on the Specialist Palliative Care Hospice in Roscommon (beside Roscommon County Hospital).
BUILT FROM FUND-RAISED REVENUE
“Again this project will be built solely from fund-raised revenue and is due to come in at cost of €6 million. These units are an absolute necessity for the people of Mayo and Roscommon and the sad reality is that if our Foundation does not commit to building these state-of-the-art units, it simply would not happen,” Martina added.
This video showcases the 14-bed hospice unit for Castlebar, due to open its doors in late June. Work is due to start on the eight-bed unit beside Roscommon General Hospital, scheduled for completion in early 2021.