The staff of St Claire’s Ward organised a Coffee Morning plus Cake Sale in the main reception area of the Mary’s Meals raising a huge €4,190 to mark the retirement of Geraldine Gohery
Mary’s Meals work with some of the worlds poorest communities in 18 different countries. They set up feeding programs in places where hunger and poverty prevents children getting an education. Daily meals are provided in schools to encourage children who other wise would be either working or scavenging for food. Education offers a route out of poverty.
5 years ago Geraldine was inspired to get involved in Mary’s Meals. With the help of two other volunteers, Helen Keane and Marie Burke they have been fundraising to sponsor a school Milimba in Zambia. There are 478 children attending the school. It costs €10,516. per annum. This breaks down to €22 per child for a whole school year.
Geraldine would like to sincerely thank everybody for their exceptional generosity and those who supported this fundraiser and helped in anyway.
Special thanks to Lucy Kelly, CNM2 and Irene McArdle,CNM1, Managers of St. Claire’s Ward, James Keane, Hospital Manager and Mary Mahon, Director of Nursing.
Over 93% of all monies raised goes directly to feeding the children. Mary’s Meals will only go into a school where they are given a commitment from local volunteers to prepare and cook the food.
For further information on Mary's Meals or contact Geraldine Gohery 0876708020.
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