Divanes Planned Diana Hara Fundraiser is Postponed

Diana Hara (highlighted second from right) in happier times at Presentation primary school with teachers and class mates. Teacher, Mary Walsh, (left) presenting a cheque to Eileen Kearney – who accepted on behalf of her daughter Grace. A cheque was also presented later to Julie Twomey on behalf of her daughter, Siobhán as part of an overseas volunteers fundraising drive at Muire Gan Smál in 2008. Front row includes teacher, Claire Allen. Second row from left: Clodagh Collins (yellow top) Lorna Mallon, Rachel McDonnell, Grace McCarthy, Maire O’Connell, Alison McGaley, Clodagh O’Sullivan, Karolina Puchala, Bianca Arino, Michelle Beazley and Diana Hara. Third row from left: Aisling Kirwan, Patricia Barry, Carmel Kate O’Brien, Christine Brosnan, Amy Long, Siobhan Horan, Shannon O’Sullivan, Lucy Baker, Ingrid Kerins and Katie O’Connor. Back row from left: Florence Mitchell, Roisin O’Connor, Elaine Doody, Siobhan O’Brien, Aisling McCarthy, Aoife Nolan, Adrienne McEllistrim, and Shannon O’Rahilly. ©Photograph: John Reidy 8-7-2008


Diana Hara for whom her parents are making an appeal for funding for her treatment after she became the victim of a hit and run driver in Romania.

In a follow up to last week’s story here of the heartrending plea from the father of a young woman who was the victim of a hit and run driver in Romania, the father’s employers and colleagues gathered around the family and had planned to organise a fundraising car wash and coffee morning tomorrow, Saturday morning, March 21st.

But, with events being cancelled and postponed on a universal scale, the event at Divanes has also been postponed until further notice.

Deeply Saddened

“The team members at Divanes Castleisland are deeply saddened to hear that their colleague, Titus Hara’s daughter Diana was a victim of a hit and run incident in Romania. Titus is a member of our workshop team and has been for many years.

Helping to Fundraise

“Everyone at Divanes is getting behind Titus and his wife Annamaria to help fund-raise to ensure Diana’s full recovery,” said the statement from the well intentioned team at the award winning VW dealership on Castleisland’s Killarney Road,

However, Divanes Castleisland managing director, Denis Divane confirmed that the event had fallen victim to the same gathering restrictions which have forced the abandonment – albeit and hopefully temporarily – of all such events almost everywhere at present.

Completing Masters in Psychology

Diana studied Psychology at the University of Limerick for four years. She was recently completing her Masters in Psychology in Romania, when she was a victim of the accident while crossing the road on her way home from college and she has suffered complete memory loss and internal injuries.
As a result she will need at least 12 months rehabilitation in the hope of recovering part of her memory. She also needs continuous physio and full-time care.

Support Diana’s Recovery
Diana’s dad Titus revealed that there are huge costs including day to day expenses, physio bills and much more which are needed to support Diana’s full recovery.
The GoFundMe page which was set up by family friends is still active and any donations made would be a welcome help with Diana’s recovery.
You can find the GoFundMe page by following the link here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/kerry-family-daughters-tragic-brain-injury