Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo donates a further €5,000 to local organisations

 

Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo Charity Funds Local Initiatives

Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo has submitted money from their charity fund to a number of local charities and initiatives to support projects across the region.

 

A total of €5,000 has been donated, which was raised from events such as The Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo Charity Ball last year. The beneficiaries are seven different organisations who are important to the community, which include; Sooey National School Band,

Deaf Hear – Hawks Well Theatre, Sligo Tidy Towns, Sligo Volunteering Capital, Ballygawley Community Park, Special Olympics Connaught, Nightriders – Special Olympics Equestrian Club.

 

The money will go towards helping several projects like Sligo Tidy Towns in supplying street furniture and sculptures to improve the aesthetic of Sligo for locals and visitors alike. Local sports teams will benefit as new dug-outs will be erected at the sports pitch in Ballygawley, whilst horse riders from Special Olympics Connaught will receive new head gear for improved safety.

 

Special Olympics Connaught provides year round sports training to 1300 adults and children with intellectual disabilities across Ireland, including Sligo, and is part of Special Olympics Ireland. Whilst Sligo Tidy Towns plays a big part in sport in the area as unpaid volunteers help keep pitches and facilities clean and the town was names European Town of Sport in 2014.

 

Local art institutions and students will also benefit as a new theatre loop system will be installed for the hard of hearing and The Sooey School band will purchase new music stand banners.

Mr. Mark Towey, CEO of Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo, says the fund has been a huge success since it was established last year and hopes it continues in the same vein, “We are so proud to be able to help the local community and be part of projects that do so much good.”

 

“We aim to try help many different types of organisations and it has certainly helped cement Kingsbridge Private Hospital’s place in the region and we hope to be able to continue this work for many years to come in Sligo.”

 

These donations were the last of the €15,082 that was raised at last year’s Charity Ball and plans are currently in place to organise more fundraising events for the 2018 fund.

 

We are keen to encourage others in the local area to apply for funding and we also welcome those who can help us with additional fundraising activities.

 

If you would like to apply for funding, please download the pdf on our website http://www.kingsbridgeprivatehospital.ie/community-fund/

 

If you would like to help us to continue to fundraise please contact us on sligofund@kingsbridgeprivatehospital.ie

 

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