To all who supported, I would like to say a very big personal “Thank You” to everyone who responded so very generously to the appear I made in aid of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services.

When, last July, I suggested making the letter and video appeal to Our Lady’s, I wasn’t sure what would happen next.  I did so with a hope of achieving something good for Our Lady’s (though very little idea of what success might look like) rather than with any realistic basis for, or vision of, success. What I now realise was that my hope of success was well founded because of the existence and kindness of so many people who supported this appeal.

I appreciate that times remain tight, funds are limited and competing demands are many. This makes each donation all the more generous.

As a result of the tremendous generosity this appeal has so far raised over €132,000 for Our Lady’s. In my wildest of dreams I never thought we would achieve anything approaching that amount.  Your generous gift will allow Our Lady’s to continue to help patients to live the last chapter of the lives to the fullest.

I have been terribly moved by peoples’ different reaction to the video, and their tremendous generosity.

You have my sincere thanks, very best wishes and kindest regards,


Hugh G


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