Mark’s Burke’s fundraising for I.C.U.


Mark Burke from County Wicklow, having experienced the full impact of Covid-19, was determined to use the opportunity to fundraise for frontline staff whom he describes as “frontline heroes”.

Mark, his wife Joanne, family and supporters raised the enormous sum of €11,428.74. This will be directly applied to specialist training of frontline staff in the Intensive Care Unit (I.C.U.) in St. Vincent’s.

Mark’s funds will make an enormous tangible difference to future patients in I.C.U.

Mark describes his motivation and fundraising in the following:

 “We wish for the funds to go for further training of specialist education of staff to accommodate the extra pressures these nurses have had to face. 

 The incredible support, dedication and care that I have received from St. Vincent’s ICU team saved my life and myself and my family will be forever grateful for the immense work put in by the nursing team. 

 I would like to point out that under these extraordinary circumstances that we have all found ourselves in that it is our belief and experience that the nurses of Ireland have wholeheartedly saved the country from a tsunami of deaths. 

 We thank them. We appreciate them and we will never ever forget them.” 

It is wonderful to see Mark making such a recovery in his health.

Pictured below are Mark & his wife Joanne presenting proceeds to I.C.U. nursing staff Aisling Vickers, Niamh Byrne and Ciara Field




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