Niall raises funds for Palliative Care

Blakely Close man Niall O’Hanrahan handed over a cheque for over €2000 to Louth Palliative Care last weekend having raised the money himself through lockdown. Niall, who was hit by COVID-19 back in March was confined to his room for a number of days and whilst recuperating during lockdown he grew his beard.
Whilst resting up at home he decided to do something to help Louth Palliative Care who he knows from first-hand experience do so much great work in the area.
“I decided to do a beard shave to try raise much needed funds for the great team of people within Louth palliative care who supported our family during tough times. My Mam, mother in law and uncle were all looked after wonderfully by the brilliant people involved in Louth Palliative Care and with organisations such as that one struggling to raise funds during lockdown I decided to start a gofundme page to try and raise money for them,” explains Niall.
“My uncle Kevin died from cancer during lockdown and right up until his death he was looked after brilliantly by the local palliative care team.I had to watch the mass online which was tough and that was probably what sparked the idea to try and raise some money for them. As well as raising money for them I wanted to also raise awareness of the great work they do and thanks to the generosity of the people of Dundalk I managed to raise €2134.97 from my beard shave which was done by my niece Rachel Keenan outside the Avenue Inn last month. I raised just over €1570 through the gofundme page and the rest was made up of donations which were collected by Pat Brady who is the owner of the Avenue Inn.
“I’d like to thank all who donated and I was delighted to be able to hand over a cheque to our local palliative care team here in Louth,” stated Niall.

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