Rebecca Mahon’s “Count for Covid” fundraiser for I.C.U.


In a highly innovative fundraising, Becci Mahon from Blackrock,, Co. Dublin raised €8,400.59 for the Intensive Care Unit in St. Vincent’s.  Becci set up a GoFundMe page and included a competition to guess the amount of sweets in a jar.  The winner got a prize of a superb hamper.  The funds raised by Becci are enabling the purchase of an additional iPad for I.C.U. patients and a significant investment in advanced specialist training for nursing staff in the Unit.

Becci’s motivation is very well expressed in her own words:

“…. my mum was rushed into hospital with Covid 19 and pneumonia. Within a few days things took a very bad turn for her as she was brought to ICU and put on a ventilator to fight for her life. After a week on the ventilator, thanks to the wonderful care and dedicated staff, my mum was able to come off it and began to breathe on her own….  Words cannot describe how grateful my family and I are to the incredible ICU staff working at St. Vincent’s.”

Becci’s initiative is well captured in the photos below. We are very grateful to her and her family.


The Mahon family with I.C.U. nursing staff

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