Glenamaddy artists raise money for Comfort Care Treats Fund

CCTV Volunteer Helen pictured with Adrian and Patrina (Roscommon University Hospital), presenting a cheque for the fundraised money following the art auction that took place recently in Glenamaddy.

In honour of International Mental Health Day, which took place recently, a small-scale art auction was held in Glenamaddy in aid of the Comfort Care Treats Fund for the Roscommon University Hospital Mental Health Unit.

The auction was held at the home of CCTF Volunteer Helen Raftery Dunne (Ballyhard, Glenamaddy), and saw a number of talented teens and adults come together to showcase their artwork, raising the fabulous sum of €600. The money, all of which is to be spent directly on inpatients, was accepted by Adrian Tully (A/CNM) and his colleague Patrina on behalf of service users. No salaries, expenses or administration fees were deducted.

CCTF Volunteer Helen Raftery Dunne said: “A special word of thanks to all the wonderful artists who contributed their time and talent for this fundraiser without hesitation. They are Amy Ward (Newbridge), Carmel Dillon, Cathy Mannion Devlin, Edelle Purcell, Ellen Igoe, Fiona O’Brien, Jamie and Shane Trayers, Hannah Mannion, Lisa Dillon, Marie Barlow, Marita O’Flanagan, Martina Raftery Geraghty, Mary O’Regan, Sabrina Comer, Róisín Gavin and Sinéad Shanks.

“Also, it would be remiss of me to neglect to acknowledge the wonderful assistance from John Dolan (National Picture Framers Guild,) who expedited a meticulous job on the framing of the beautiful artwork. Míle buíochas”.

Should your group of organisation wish to nominate Comfort Care Treats Fund as your chosen Corporate Social Responsibility recipient or for your fundraiser, please feel free to contact CCTF Volunteer Helen Raftery Dunne on 087 6175097 or email ballyhard@hotmail.com. Alternatively, you can contact CCTF via post at CCTF, c/o Mr Adrian Tully, Dept. of Psychiatry, Roscommon University Hospital Mental Health Unit, Athlone Road, Roscommon.