Danny Ryan presents donation to Marie Curie Cancer Care

Danny Ryan, Caroline Costello, Tracy Finnegan (Marie Curie Hospice) Rose Walsh and Karen Ryan

Danny Ryan, Caroline Costello, Tracy Finnegan (Marie Curie Hospice) Rose Walsh and Karen Ryan

Prolific Midland fundraiser Danny Ryan MBE, recently handed over £3,000 to Marie Curie Cancer Care in Solihull that had been raised from the Bridget Ware Tribute Night fundraiser on October 3.

Danny said; “The Charity night was in memory of Bridget Ware; a popular licensee in pubs and clubs in the Acocks Green area of Birmingham for many years and it was a “lovely night to remember at Scanlon’s Club.

“I wanted to bring people together for a nice evening to remember Bridget in music and song and many of her friends and family came along to enjoy a lovely night.”

With assistance from Rose Walsh, Bridget’s daughter, Bridget’s granddaughter Siobhan, niece Caroline Costello, host Carole Scanlon and Danny’s wife Karen, the three month plan came to fruition on the evening.

Danny continued, “Musicians, Little Jimmy, Mick Sullivan, Fran the Man and Innisfree all gave their time and musical energy on the night and soon had the dance floor busy with ballads and jives from yesteryear.”

The man at the forefront of fundraising paid tribute to Bridget saying she was a wonderful person and that she always supported his charity appeals through the years. Adding, “She loved being around people and had a great family ethos about life and that always showed through when you were in her company.”

A grand raffle with some nice prizes, including an Irish Ferry crossing for a car and two passengers and an auction with a signed Aston Villa shirt, together with a signed worn pair of Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given gloves together with ticket sales on the night raised the impressive amount. Tracey Finnegan from Marie Curie said, “We really appreciate all the effort made from everybody associated in raising such a wonderful amount of money. This donation will help us continue offering a number of services at Marie Curie as we rely totally on donations.”

Danny said, “I was delighted with the efforts of everybody, both selling tickets, both before the event and to everybody who helped on the night. On the night everybody was in great form and all the musicians who gave their time were brilliant.

Presenting the money was the icing on the cake and Bridget’s family can be so proud of what has been achieved. “Well done to all.”


Birmingham Children’s Hospital receives new monitor

Last month Danny Ryan MBE was pictured with a new monitor that he purchased for Cancer Ward at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The blood, gas and oxygen saturation monitor cost £7,500 and was proudly installed by the ward. Danny is pictured here with Ward Manager Tasmin Aston, who said, “It’s a lovely Christmas present from Danny Ryan.”