Memorial run raises over €10k for local charities

Galway Daily news Memorial run raised over €10k for local charities

Two local charities, Galway Hospice and Hand in Hand Children’s Cancer charity, received over €10k raised by the annual Mary Prendergast Memorial Run.

The two charities were each presented with a cheque for €5,250 at the Lady Gregory Hotel in Gort recently after sorting the money raised in the run, which took place in November.

“Sincere thanks to the event organising committee for once again choosing Galway Hospice as one of the beneficiaries of this special memorial event.”

“Thanks also to everyone who supported the event,” Galway Hospice said in a post on facebook.

Galway Hospice is the primary provider of palliative care in Galway, and relies heavily on donations to keep operating its care services for some of the most vulnerable people in society.

Hand in Hand was founded in Galway in 2006 to support families affected by childhood cancer throughout Ireland.

Their aim is to alleviate some of the stress, anxiety and practical difficulties faced by families who have a child undergoing treatment for cancer, through the provision of practical (laundry, childcare, domestic cleaning and family meals) and emotional support

Mary Prendergast passed away from cancer in Jamuary 2014. Less than two years beforehand she, her husband Paddy, and their two daughters suffered the loss of baby Zach, who passed away at just one week old in June 2012.

To date the annual memorial run has €67,290 for these two causes in Galway.

Pictured above at the presentation of the cheques are Mary’s daughters Carlyn & Roslyn Prendergast, along with Jennifer Carpenter and Laura Bromley of Hand in Hand and Emer Molloy of Galway Hospice.


image credit: Galway Hospice/via Facebook