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MAYO CHARITY PARTNER – WESTERN CARE ASSOCIATION

Western Care Association was our ‘ Mayo Charity Partner’ for our Mayo Annual Awards 2020 on Friday 14 February. All proceeds from our Bumper Draw go towards this voluntary organisation that continues to provide invaluable supports and services to people with intellectual disabilities in  Mayo, since it was established in 1966 by the parents and friends of children with a learning disability in the county.

Western Care Association is 'Mayo Charity' Partner for 2020!

We're honoured to have Western Care Association on board this year as 'Mayo Charity Partner' at our Annual Awards night next Friday. Thanks to our committee member Tommy Stenson for video coverage at our press launch last Monday night!

Posted by Mayo Association Dublin on Monday, 10 February 2020

Teresa Ward, WCA’s Fundraising and Development Manager, pictured with our Chairperson Michael Kealy at Mayo Association Dublin’s Annual Business Lunch last November in the Intercontinental Hotel.

Today, the Association provides a wide range of services to over 1,448 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and autism, through a network of group homes and training centres in the community.

It relies on the generosity and support of people throughout the country to raise funds to sustain its range of services and supports.

Western Care Association is deeply rooted in all towns and communities across Mayo, and with over 900 staff members it is one of the county’s top employers.

For more information click on Western Care Association or phone 094-9025133.

Map of the supports and services provided by Western Care Association throughout County Mayo:

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2019 CHARITY PARTNER – MAYO ROSCOMMON HOSPICE FOUNDATION

Pictured at the presentation of €10,000 to 2019 Charity Partner: Mayo Association Dublin’s Mairead Fleming, Julie Doyle and Grace Heneghan presented a cheque for €10,000 to Martina Jennings (third right), the CEO of Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation – Charity Partner at The Yew Tree Ball  – in Castlebar on 16 March 2019.

The virtual reality tour of the new 14-bed Specialist Palliative Care Unit in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, while the sod was recently turned on the eight-bed Specialist Palliative Care Unit in Roscommon (beside Roscommon County Hospital), which will provide vital palliative care services in the west.

Both hospice centres will be built solely from fund-raised revenue, As well as funding the cost of these two units, Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation will continue to fund the Palliative Home Care Service across the region, at a cost of €2 million annually.