Sunday, May 26th Pencilled in for 2024 Connie Fitzgerald Memorial Walk

At the recent presentation of the proceeds of the 2023, second annual Connie Fitzgerald Memorial Walk in Currans were: Lauren Coffey, Luke Fitzgerald, Megan Fitzgerald, Kay Fitzgerald, Siobhan Coffey, Ciara Fitzgerald, Maurice Fitzgerald, Mary Shanahan accepting a cheque for €4,212 on behalf of Kerry Hospice Foundation; Adrian Shanahan and Seán Og Pierce.

The annual Connie Fitzgerald Memorial Walk will take place on Sunday, May, 26th 2024 and this event will mark the third year of the mid-morning walk and fundraiser.
Last year the walk, in memory of the popular and much loved man from Currans, who passed away in 2020 from cancer, raised €4,212 for the Pallative Care Services.
The walk, organised by Connie’s family will set off at 11am from Currans Community Centre and all funds raised this year will be presented to BRÚ Columbanus, who provide home from home accommodation for families of patients in Cork hospitals.

Grateful for Support at CHU

The Fitzgerald family members are very grateful to them for the support they received during Connie’s time in CUH.
Afterwards refreshments will be served in the Community Centre which are kindly sponsored by Lidl and Connie’s former employers PST.  The family is hopeful of a large crowd again this year for this special event.

About Brú Columbanus

Brú Columbanus is more than just a house or a facility it is a home to the many families that stay there. This offers families the gift of time. Enabling them to be close and spend time with their relatives.

The registered charity aims to be “the best we can be in everything we do.”

“The families with whom we work, deserve that. Our partners expect it of us and those who support us have shown they trust us to do so,” according to the charity’s mission statement.

Families Accommodated

“We will ensure all families with a seriously ill patient are accommodated in a calm, caring, welcoming environment. Looking after families is always our primary responsibility. Being sensitive to and aware of their circumstances is essential at all times.

“Brú Columbanus is run by an independent Board of Directors .The overall responsibility for running the house is vested in the Board.

“We are a registered charity chy16614 and our charities regulator number is 20060282,” the statement concludes.

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