€800 raised by St Raphael’s College for Family Carers Ireland

€800 raised by St Raphael’s College for Family Carers Ireland

Family Carers Ireland, Galway were delighted to be presented with a cheque for €800 yesterday, Friday 25th May, by St Raphael’s College, Loughrea to provide support for carers in the local area.

€524 was raised by students of the school through their Blind Date Fundraiser while the balance of €276 was donated by the Parents’ Association.


Pictured making the presentation to Ann Gardiner and Mary Fox, FCI Galway are the LCVP Students who organised the fundraiser together with their Principal John Hardiman and Transition Year Coordinator Tara Healy.

Family Carers Ireland, Galway will host their annual Health Fair & Pamper Day in Lough Rea Hotel & Spa on Monday 11th June (11am – 3pm) with a similar event taking place in the Ard Rí House Hotel, Tuam on Wednesday 13th June, 2018 (11am – 3pm) to celebrate National Carers Week 2018.

Admission is free and all carers, and former carers, are invited to attend and avail of information, advice and some well-deserved pampering.

Family Carers Ireland is the national charity supporting those caring for a loved one in the home.   For further information on supports available contact Family Carers Ireland, Barrack Street, Loughrea, Co Galway on (091) 880418, email galway@familycarers.ie or follow us on Facebook at Family Carers Ireland, Galway.

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