Cappagh Hospital patient Michael Boland of Richmond, Nenagh, has been a voluntary fundraiser and supporter of the hospital’s charity foundation for many years.
He champions its work by organising collections and donations, as well as taking responsibility for its charity boxes in shops and pubs throughout North Tipperary.
Following on from a very successful campaign in 2013, Michael continued with his work for Cappagh in 2014, raising in excess of €3,000 for the Hospital’s Development Programme.
“Michael is at the core of our volunteer fundraisers.” said John Dennehy, executive director of Cappagh Hospital Foundation. “He is the backbone of our fundraising work in Tipperary and his efforts generate substantial funding for Cappagh Hospital every year. Michael’s work continues to make a real and very valuable contribution to the care and treatment of patients at Cappagh Hospital and we are indebted to him for his continued support.
“We also greatly appreciate the many individuals who lend their support to Michael’s charity collections throughout the year and thank them sincerely for their assistance. We would also like to acknowledge with much appreciation the support Michael receives from O’Connor’s Supermarket Nenagh, Centra Nenagh and Banaghan Toys.”
Funds raised by Michael will be carefully utilised by the hospital in the promotion of its development programme which includes the recently opened extension to the out patients / pre-assessment unit. The extension facilitates an additional seven examination rooms and will speed up waiting lists as the hospital is no longer restricted by space/lack of consulting rooms.