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  1. Friends of St. Vincent’s 2020 & 2021 Newsletter

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    Needless to say the last two years have been extraordinarily challenging for all healthcare staff. We took the decision not to publish our normal biannual donor’s magazine “Friends of St. Vincent’s” during that time because Covid-19 restrictions meant that there were virtually no visitors to the hospital and the bulk of the magazine would have been wasted.

    A positive impact from the whole Covid-19 situation, was the phenomenal response from fundraisers and donors, not just enabling the hospital deal with it, but assisting with virtually all medical disciplines. We continued of course, to post all updates of donations and grants on our website as they occurred.

    You can find our bumper 2020/2021 newsletter on our website under News & Events – Donor’s Newsletters or at this link

    We hope you enjoy reading this “bumper” edition.









  2. Robbie & Claudine Keane supporting our Hospital Heroes

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    Robbie and Claudine Keane, recognising the massive contribution of frontline staff to the Covid Challenge, spearheaded a fundraising effort for the 12 hospitals primarily involved with patient treatment.

    The link to their GoFund Me page is

    We were delighted to see that Ryan Tubridy featured this fundraising on the final Late Late Show of this year, on Friday 29th May last. As one of the hospitals benefitting from this great initiative we are deeply grateful to Robbie & Claudine for their generosity

  3. Jim Eustace Memorial Fundraiser in Aid of Pancreatic Cancer Research and Care at St. Vincent’s Hospital – Silent Auction

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     To register via browser

    1. Visit:

    2. Click on the ‘Register’ button

    3. Enter your details and click ‘Register’

    4. You will then receive a text to your mobile phone with a verification link. Clicking the link will take you to the auction where you can log in with the password you entered during registration. You are now ready to bid.

    To Register via SMS

    1. Text: jim followed by your full name

    2. To: +353861803786

    3. Example: jim John Smith

    Follow the registration link you are sent from GalaBid to log in and place bids.

  4. My Legacy Month  

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    My, of which St Vincent’s Foundation is a partner, is prompting people to make a will.  Ireland has a low percentage of adults who have made a will and often this leads to problems after their death.  During this month there is a national appeal to people to make a will and ensure that their wishes are carried out when they are no longer there.

    The promotion, spearheaded by Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, will also encourage leaving something to a favourite charity to make a continuing positive contribution.

    If anyone would like guidance on this please contact John Hickey, Voluntary CEO St Vincent’s Foundation, on 01-2215035.

  5. St Finbarr’s Ladies GAA Club fundraising in memory of Karen Jackson

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    12 members of St Finbarr’s took part in the Women’s Mini Marathon in memory of Karen Jackson; their much-loved and sadly missed, former clubmate.

    Wearing their specially commissioned club jerseys which commemorate Karen, the group raised the extraordinary sum of €3,625 for the Liver Unit in St Vincent’s. We are deeply grateful to them.

    Photographed below are Oonagh Daly, together with Karen’s family, presenting the cheque and the team taking part in the Women’s Mini Marathon.


  6. Hazel Brack’s Pink Day for Breast Cancer:

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    Another stalwart in continual generosity to St Vincent’s fundraising is Hazel Brack. Through a series of events over years she has made endless contributions to Breast Cancer patient care.

    Primary among these is her Pink Day in Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt where she works. Aided by her family, friends and colleagues, Hazel this year raised €3,202 and in total has delivered almost €36,000 making such a difference to our patients.

    Thank you Hazel.

  7. 2017 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon – Thank You to all our supporters

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    Sincere thanks to all those wonderful ladies who took part in the Women’s Mini Marathon on June 5th in support of various causes in St Vincent’s. 

    Pictured below are some of our great supporters:

    Audrey & Eileen Carolan from County Meath who fundraised for the Liver Unit.

    Christine & Ann Carstairs from County Wicklow, along with Donna, Lily and Aoife.

    Marion Dempsey from Clondalkin who fundraised for Breast Cancer, pictured with friends.










  8. John Cullen Memorial Fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer Care & Research

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    For the second year running, Michelle Cullen, her family and friends of her late husband John, committed to a very ambitious fundraising plan.

    Including a Golf Outing and associated raffle and social event, they succeeded in raising €3,537.65. This is an enormous contribution to Pancreatic Cancer care and research in St. Vincent’s Hospital and we are truly indebted to this wonderful result for our patients.

    We want to particularly thank Barry Spillane who organises the golf end of this fundraising each year and does it so well. We are really grateful, Barry.

    In total this group of supporters has now raised almost €7,000 for this extremely important cause.

    Success in tackling pancreatic cancer diagnosis and care are hugely dependent on investment in research and on behalf of our patients, our sincere thanks to Michelle, her family and all involved in this magnificent support.

    Michelle is pictured below with her daughters Meghan & Faye, grandson Jack, together with her parents Don & Angela McNeill, presenting their proceeds to John Hickey

  9. Colin Keane & Friends fundraising for the Liver Unit:

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    From participation in the Cork City Marathon on 4th June 2017, Colin Keane and his friends raised €1,141.00 for the Liver Unit in St. Vincent’s.

    We are really grateful for this tremendous effort and result.

    Colin is pictured with his daughter Karly and with his fellow participants.