Birthday donations presented to St Mary’s Hospice
Last month The Harp included coverage of Galwayman Larry Healy’s 70th birthday celebrations at the Irish Centre in Birmingham.
The genial Loughrea man had requested that instead of birthday cards or gifts, the many friends who packed the Irish Centre might like to make voluntary donations to one of Larry’s favourite charities-the Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice in Selly Park.
Those voluntary donations have now resulted in a cheque exceeding five thousand pounds (£5,319.00) being presented to the hospice-a fantastic effort which will make Larry’s birthday celebrations an even more memorable event.
The Harp was the only newspaper to be present at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice as Larry, accompanied by his wife Teresa and daughter Lorraine handed the cheque over to Rhianna Cooper, Community Fundraiser at the hospice.
Over the years Larry plus some of his friends, including those from the Warwickshire GAA have been huge supporters of St Mary’s, a charity close to the hearts of the Irish community in Birmingham.
BIRMINGHAM ST. MARYS HOSPICE
Originally named St Mary’s, the hospice opened it`s doors 37 years ago. The first administrator was Mayoman Jim Burke.
As an independent charity, Birmingham St Mary`s Hospice supports over 1,000 terminally ill patients every year. Support is given to people physically, emotionally and personally,helping those with terminal illness to make the most of the time they have left.
The Hospice`s Communtuy Care team provides huge home care and support to many patients in Birmingham and Sandwell and there is a well equipped Day Care Centre at the Hospice.
IT COSTS OVER £8 MILLION PER YEAR TO FUND THE HOSPICE-THAT`S £914 PER HOUR!
IF you would like to support Birmingham St Mary`s Hospice,the contact details are as follows-
Birmingham St.Mary`s Hospice
176 Raddlebarn Road, Selly Park,Birmingham B29 7DA
Tel 0121 472 1191
Fax 0121 472 5075