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Kidney transplant brothers raise over £20,000

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Kidney transplant brothers raise over £20,000 thumbnailL-R: Paul O’Connor, kidney donor; Caroline McCloskey, Renal Transplant Nurse; Agnes Masengu, Renal Consultant; Maria Brolly, Staff Nurse and Joe O’Connor, transplant recipient pictured at the cheque presentation to the Renal Unit, Altnagelvin Hospital.

DUNGIVEN brothers, Joe and Paul O'Connor are pleased to announce that the grand total of £20,025.00 was raised for the Renal Unit at Altnagelvin Hospital and the Kidney Transplant Ward in Belfast City Hospital. The money was raised during a hugely successful charity tractor/vintage car run and family fun day held in the Benedy Community Centre, Dungiven on Saturday August 26 2017.
The day was a great success and Paul and Joe were both overwhelmed by the generosity and support they received. They would like to say a massive thank you to all the people and businesses who kindly donated towards the charity and to those who gave up their time to take part in the event or helped in any way.
The O'Connor family wish to extend their thanks to the Benedy Community Association for the assistance they provided and the use of their facilities.
In addition to this, a thank you is also owed to Harry and Sabina O'Kane for kindly allowing participants in the tractor run to park in their field.
The motivation to organise the event originated from the brothers feeling they owed a debt of gratitude to both hospitals following the excellent care and support they received both pre and post operatively.

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