On 8th March we were at NUIG university to present 3 scholarships to nurses studying their Masters & Post-Grad in Children’s Palliative Care & Complex Care.
Huge Congratulations to Emma Day, Michelle Kennedy, & Orlaith Casey!!!
We wish to thank all in the university, the NUIG Foundation, the marking committee, and all of the applicants. We also send love and gratitude to all of the nurses who care for life-limited children around the world.
Since Victoria’s scholarship started in 2017, twelve nurses from all over Ireland (and many palliative care settings) have been presented with funds to put towards their university fees. Thanks to our generous supporters we can continue the scholarship for many years to come.
Auction of signage was completed in November and Redcastle Oceanfront Golf and Spa had the winning bid of €1,200 for this year. Sincere thanks to Feleena McCallion and all at Redcastle Oceanfront Golf and Spa for their continued support.
The nurses from the NUIG Masters and Post-grad course graduated in November. How proud are we of these wonderful hard-working nurses who have returned to study (as well as work) in children’s palliative care and complex care. Sincere thanks to Claire Quinn and NUIG for allowing us to be part of the process in this small way and well done to all of the graduates for 2018!
Santa Claus the movie was aired in Century Cinema in Letterkenny. Sponsored and organised by Rushe Fitness and Maria Rushe (The S Mum). We shared the amazing amount raised with the Jack and Jill Foundation and have another €1,100 each for our charities. Thank you to all who attended the film, organised and sponsored the event. It is a magical event where children are involved. That makes it so special, at this time of year.
A little video of the year’s round-up is on its way. We aim to have much more to celebrate and tell you about in 2019.
The magic continues. We love and miss you always Victoria. xx
Recently we have been very lucky to have more support from some very dedicated people.
The new owners of the Foyle Hotel, Brian and Brenda McDermott presented us with a cheque for €1,000. This was collected at the huge book launch of Brian McDermott’s successful cookbook Donegal Table. Local support is special and unending. Thank you to everyone who donated prizes for the raffle on the night, and to all those who purchased tickets. We are extremely grateful.
Sarah Barr, Counsellor at New Beginnings, is one of our main supporters since the very early days of Victoria’s illness. In recent months, Sarah has undertaken two events for the scholarship. The first was a Baby Bump painting afternoon. Monies donated and collected from this gorgeous event went to our charity.
We want to thank all involved on the day. Those who donated these beautiful gifts (and more) above, and to all those who kindly contributed in anyway.
Caroline Doherty then joined Sarah, in a collection day in Buncrana! The joint take for both events, is a wonderful €320! Sincere appreciation to all who stopped with these fine ladies and donated on the day.
Our signage at the entrance to Moville village will also be up for auction shortly. Details of this will be posted to the Facebook page and we will try to spread the news by word-of -mouth, so that local business can be involved, if they so wish. Last year, Redcastle Oceanfront Golf and Spa won the auction. They gave us €1,000 for the use of the sign. Thank you to the staff and management of Redcastle Hotel.
The ladies sailing race in memory of Victoria is taking place on 22nd September this year. In advance, we wish to extend our thanks to Moville Boat Club, the boat owners, skippers and crews.
Thank you to all those who are keeping the magic alive.