Croí’s Courtyard Apartments revamped and ready to re-welcome families

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Local charity Croí’s Courtyard Apartments have been revamped and are ready to welcome families once again after money was raised by an agribusiness in the north west of Ireland.

The renovations were made possible by funds raised by Aurivo’s Charity of the Year Programme, with money raised by fundraisers throughout 2019 generously matched by the co-op.

Croí – the heart and stroke charity in Galway – provides a vital accommodation service to the families of loved ones receiving heart or stroke care in Galway, recognising the important role they play in a patient’s recovery.

The three ground-floor Courtyard Apartments at Croí House offer a free place to stay just a ten-minute walk from Galway University Hospital.

They in high-demand and open all year-around, with Croí supporting over 100 families each year from across Ireland and the globe.

Commenting on the re-launch of the Courtyard Apartments, Donal Tierney, Aurivo CEO said that Aurivo is delighted to give back to the local community and support Croí and their work.

“This charity is close to our hearts as some of our staff and their families have benefitted from their services,” said Donal.

“We take great pride in our Charity of the Year Programme and it is an important part of our Corporate Social Responsibility and Origin Green Sustainability Strategy.

“Aurivo witnessed first-hand the importance of the Courtyard Apartments when a member of their team required the service.”

Energy Manager, Marty Dervin, from Ballina, who has worked with Aurivo for over 30 years, travelled to Galway in February 2019 after experiencing a problem with his heart stents.

Marty, who previously suffered a heart attack in 2011, was at the time unaware of the Courtyard Apartments.

“Croí facilitated me and my family with a place to stay and the opportunity to have my procedure carried out on the day rather than a reappointment with prolonged anxiety and waiting,” said Marty.

“It is brilliant to have a facility like this in Galway. I am delighted that Aurivo supported Croí as our Charity of the Year for 2019. Croí is close to our hearts.”

Speaking at the re-launch of the Courtyard Apartments, Croí CEO Neil Johnson said: “This generous support by Aurivo and our community will allow Croí to continue to provide much-needed accommodation for people at a time when they need to be as close as possible to a loved-one.

“We could not provide these facilities without this support, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their incredible and continuing contributions.”