Aisling launches major charity event

The launch of a special fundraiser for Roscommon/Mayo Hospice and Roscommon Palliative Care Services took place at P. Kelly’s Bar, Castle Street, Roscommon last Thursday. The actual event will be held on Friday, October 14th in Jack’s Live Venue, Roscommon.

  The launch was performed by Roscommon Rose Aisling McNeill, and in attendance were representatives from Roscommon/Mayo Hospice, Roscommon Palliative Care Services, The Rockin’ Rossies, who will play at the fundraiser, and Larry O’Gara, who will host the event at Jack’s Live Venue.

  The launch was also attended by Minister for Communications Denis Naughten, Deputy Eugene Murphy and Cllr. Domnick Connolly.

  Mary McDermott, speaking on behalf of Roscommon Palliative Care Services, said that the numbers using their services are rising all the time and resources were not keeping pace with that extra demand. She said fundraisers like this one are vital to the survival of the service.

  Laurita Blewitt of the Roscommon/Mayo Hospice told the launch that plans are well advanced for a residential Hospice Unit in Castlebar – costing €9m – and that plans are also well advanced for an 8-bed unit in the grounds of Roscommon County Hospital. She explained that the ten Hospice shops in both counties are supporting the organisation’s administration costs and that 100% of the monies raised by this fundraiser would go directly into services.

  The fundraiser on Friday, October 14th will feature live music from local band The Rockin’ Rossies, with special guest Avril Gilligan. Completing the night will be a 70s and 80s Disco. Tickets are on sale at ETL, The Square, Roscommon, in P. Kelly’s Bar, Castle Street, Roscommon, or from Seamus Duke. More details on 086-8335380.