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  1. Graham Memorial Clontibret Pipe Band collection for the Liver Unit

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    Clontibret Pipe Band recently held a dedication night for their founding member Kenny Graham who had passed away a few years ago. On the dedication night they formally renamed the band, in his memory, as Graham Memorial Clontibret Pipe Band. There is a particularly strong connection between the Band members and St. Vincent’s Liver Unit. Adrian Jebb, who had a successful liver transplant in 2005, is a very active member, together with his family. Kenny Graham had previously fundraised very successfully for St. Vincent’s Liver Unit.

    On the dedication night, the band took up a collection to be shared equally between Cavan Monaghan Palliative Care and also the Liver Unit in St. Vincent’s. From the total raised of €1,200, we are delighted to acknowledge receipt of €600 for St. Brigid’s Ward in the Liver Unit. Our thanks to all concerned for their generosity to St. Vincent’s.

    The late Kenny Graham as well as their new bass drum and pipe bag covers. Below cheque presentation photos.

    John Hickey with L to R Wilson Jebb, William Jebb & Adrian.   

    Wilson Jebb, William Jebb and Isaac Leathem

  2. Fundraising raffle for Renal/Dialysis Unit in St. Vincent’s

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    Michael McHugh from County Wicklow organised a “first” for St. Vincent’s fundraising. He arranged a terrific online raffle through iDonate for the renal/dialysis unit here in St. Vincent’s. Headlined by the first prize of a charolais heifer and with a wide range of other great prizes, Michael raised a magnificent total of €8,636.22.

    Michael’s fundraising was in memory of his late father Michael who was a patient for many years in St. Vincent’s.

    On behalf of current and future patients, we are really thankful to Michael, his family and supporters.

    Pictured below is Michael presenting his proceeds to John Hickey

  3. Captains’ Charity Day, Carrickmines Golf Club for Prostate Cancer Care & Research

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    Nicki McKee & Clive Chapple, Captains of Carrickmines Golf Club organised a Charity Day on 3rd September last. Despite the weather being unseasonably difficult, the day raised and amazing sum of €11,553.63, which is testimony to the popularity of the Captains and the generous spirit of the Club.

    The proceeds of the fundraising day will be dedicated to Prostate Cancer Care & Research here in St. Vincent’s. This is a very welcome addition tour capacity in this important area and we are extremely grateful on behalf of our current and future patients.

    Pictured are Nikki and Clive presenting proceeds to John Hickey, St. Vincent’s Foundation

  4. Fundraising for St. Anne’s & I.C.U. in St. Vincent’s by Charlene Murphy

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    Following the premature birth of her daughter Freya in February 2022, Charlene Murphy from Tullow, County Carlow spent some time in the Intensive Care Unit and St. Anne’s Ward here in St. Vincent’s.

    After her successful recovery, Charlene and her husband Pàdraig fundraised to benefit the three hospitals involved in the care of Charlene and of Freya and in the process raised the amazing total of almost €14,500 to be shared between the three hospitals.

    Charlene and Pàdraig called their challenging venture The Dublin to The DÈISE cycle! Our journey for Freya, which took them from St. Vincent’s Hospital to the Waterford SCBU where Freya was cared for after her birth. We are delighted to share some of the photos taken at the cycle.

    From the total funds raised, €4,421.85 was donated for St. Anne’s Ward in St. Vincent’s to purchase an exercise machine for patients. In addition they donated €2,250 for equipment and education in the Intensive Care Unit in the hospital. This contribution of nearly €6,700 for the benefit of patients in St. Vincent’s is most appreciated.

    Finally we are delighted to report that Freya is a happy and healthy baby now of nine months old.

    Pictured presenting her fundraising proceeds of €6,671.85 to St. Vincent’s are Charlene with her daughter Kayla, along with Chandan D’Souza & Joy Lewis, Clinical Nurse Specialists in Haematology Dept. and John Hickey, C.E.O. St. Vincent’s Foundation.

    Also pictured is the exercise machine they purchased for St. Anne’s Ward and photos from their other fundraising events.

  5. Please support St. Vincent’s by purchasing our Christmas Cards.

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    Please support St. Vincent’s by purchasing our Christmas Cards.

    Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to sell Christmas Cards in the hospital, as we would customarily do.

    However we can supply Christmas cards by post.

    While the price remains unchanged, (€5 per pack of 10 cards), we will need to charge postage on orders. This will amount to an additional €2.00 per pack.

    St. Vincent’s is acknowledged on all cards

    We have a selection of Religious and Non-Religious cards


    If you would like to order cards, please choose from the options below:

    1. Email us on  or call us on 01-2215065.

    2. Order online through the “DONATE” button on our website, giving details of your order 

    3. Post in your payment. (Cheque/postal order payable to “St. Vincent’s Foundation”) – [please add €2 per pack for postage costs]


  6. Eamonn & Mary Burke’s St. Stephen’s Day Charity Swim 26th December 2022 in aid of the Liver Unit

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    Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the annual Charity Swim organised by Eamonn & Mary Burke.

    Eamonn and Mary from Arklow along with family and supporters will once again take to the sea on St. Stephen’s Day at South Beach in Arklow for their 12th annual Charity Day Swim in aid of the Liver Unit here in St. Vincent’s. This annual event has been generously supported every year by many participants.

    Over the years they have raised approximately €63,000 for the Liver Unit.

    On behalf of all our patients we are so indebted to the Burke family, their friends and supporters for this phenomenal contribution to our capacity in Liver Care.


  7. Leona Dwyer Charity Dance for Breast Cancer Research

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    Leona Dwyer and her mother Christine organised a highly successful fundraising dance in on Sunday 4th September last in Parkview House, Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow.

    The music for the evening was provided by John Molloy and there was also a raffle with attractive prizes.

    The event was a highly successful fundraiser contributing €2,500 to Breast Cancer Research in St. Vincent’s.

    On behalf of our patients, we are most grateful to Leona, Christine and all who organised and supported this function. We should also mention that their family previously raised funds for the same cause.

    Pictured below are Leona and Christine, respectively, presenting the fundraising proceeds.


  8. Virginia Credit Union fundraiser in memory of Amanda Brady

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    Virginia Credit Union held a coffee morning to raise funds for a number of charities, including St. Vincent’s Foundation, on 11th June last. The event was in memory of their great friend Amanda Brady who died in 2021.

    St. Vincent’s received €500 from this event, for which we are most grateful.

    See photos below from the day, including Merryn Roe, Amanda Brady’s youngest daughter at the cheque presentation.

  9. 2022 Women’s Mini Marathon – Thank you to our fundraisers

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    A very sincere thanks to all our supporters who took part in the 2022 Women’s Marathon on Sunday 5th June last, fundraising for various causes here in St. Vincent’s.

    From this year’s event, over €14,000 has been raised for causes such as Neuro Endocrine Tumour, I.C.U., Liver Unit, the Hugh Cooney Fund for Counselling support in St. Vincent’s Private Hospital and for Patient Care.

    See photos below of some of our great supporters.



  10. Tom & Yvonne Smyth, with Carnew Mart – fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research

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    In one of the most inventive fundraisers we have experienced, Tom & Yvonne Smyth decided to raised funds from the sale of a bullock, to support Breast Cancer Research in St. Vincent’s, where Tom’s sister Bridie had been a patient.

    In an outstanding partnership with Carnew Mart, the bullock was auctioned on Saturday 4th June and fetched an extraordinarily fine price of €2,500. Carnew Mart topped this up with a direct contribution of €500 and subsequent donations from people aware of the sale, amounted to €600. The €3,600 thus raised is a terrific contribution to Breast Cancer Research here in St. Vincent’s.

    Pictured are members of Tom & Yvonne’s family, including his sister Bridie and grand-daughter Casey, along with Dawn from Carnew Mart.