The Glennon family from south Roscommon have continued their fundraising efforts by donating a trailer of turf to Mayo Roscommon Hospice.
Michael, Shane and Martin Glennon are the husband and sons of the late Cathy Glennon, who passed away on October 8th, 2020, after a short, six-week illness from cancer.
The hospice will now raffle the trailer of turf (11ft long, 7.5 ft wide and 6ft high), worth €550.
In a brief statement, a spokesperson for the hospice said:
“Shane, Michael and Martin Glennon Ballydangan Roscommon have kindly donated this trailer load of turf to us to raffle!”
“We are so grateful to them for this donation. The trailer is 11ft long, 7.5 ft wide and 6ft in height! Free delivery in Roscommon,” the spokesperson added.
Glennon brothers raise over €80,000
The teenage brothers and their family have raised over €80,000 for the Irish Cancer Society, The Galway Hospice and Mayo/Roscommon Hospice.
They organised a virtual tractor run, and donations were made through their GoFundMe page, Driving on for Cathy’.
In addition to that, the Glennon brothers ran an online auction with the help of Denis A Barrett auctioneer and Gerry Lenehan, Progressive Genetics.
Initially, the Glennon brothers set out to raise €5,000 for charity.
Shane and Martin said: “We never expected to raise this amount of money; we thought we might raise €5,000, but never anticipated €80,000!”
“This money will help a lot of families through the services provided by the hospice and The Irish Cancer Society.”
“We are incredibly grateful to everyone who supported the fundraiser, to those who donated money, to those who sponsored prizes or auction items, to those who bought items, posted pictures or supported us in any way.”
Mayo Roscommon Hospice
Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation funds a specialist palliative care service, which is free of charge, to patients and families living with life-limiting illnesses in Mayo and Roscommon.
The service is available to patients in their homes and hospitals.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the hospice said:
“Our mission is to care and support while meeting both the physical and emotional needs of patients and their loved ones. “
“This vital service enables patients to live life to the full in comfort and dignity by improving their quality of life through pain control and alleviating other distressing symptoms. “
“Patients are referred to hospice by either their GP or their hospital consultant,” the spokesperson added.
Purchase tickets for raffle
You can purchase one ticket for €5 or three for €10.