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APRIL 2017 - At a Gala Dinner in the Parkview Hotel Newtownmountkennedy, Glen Fuels donated 1000lts of fuel for the auction which sold for €800. Hozier took to the stage with spellbinding music. Minister Simon Harris was also in attendence. The proceeds brought the fundraising to €4.5M and set the tendering process in motion.

FEB 2017 - Earlier this year the Glen Fuels Kilmac team (Shay Cullen, Patricia O'Leary and Sharon Burke) helped raise €5000 for the Hospice on the Moonlight Walk, Valentine's Weekend.

JAN 2017 - Glen Fuels Kilmacanogue is delighted to announce that three familiar faces - Shay Cullen, Sharon Burke and Patricia O'Leary - will be participating in the Moonlight Walk 2017 in aid of Wicklow Hospice.

For the past eight years the much respected Greystones GP, Dr Brendan Cuddihy has been a major driving force behind the Wicklow Hospice Foundation. When it received cross-party support at Government level in 2016, Minister for Health Simon Harris said, ''This really is a significant milestone. It is another step toward the dream and aspiration to have a hospice for Wicklow where people can die with dignity in their community." (Source: Irish Independent). The Hospice also has the ongoing support of a number of Patrons from the county including, Daniel Day Lewis, Phil Coulter, The Hon. Mr. Justice John Murray,  Katie Taylor, Chris de Burgh, Fionnuala McCormack, and Valerie Cox.

Wicklow Hospice will deliver consultant-led palliative care that draws on the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of nurse specialists, (C.N.S), doctors, physiotherapists, social workers and pastoral carers. Encompassing the mental, spiritual, physical and emotional aspect of the patient and the extended family, the ethos is to deliver the highest possible standard of care that allows the patient to maintain their dignity and quality of life when a cure is no longer possible or expected.

The project is moving forward in a very positive manner and €1M in funds are required in order to go to tender. The Wicklow Hospice Foundation will build a much needed 15 bed Hospice on the site of Maghermore which was kindly donated by the Columban Sisters. If you would like to lend your support, please join the Glen Fuels Kilmacanogue team and Wicklow Hospice Foundation on Saturday February 11th for a 10km Moonlight Walk - hopefully we will have a clear sky to fully enjoy this full-moon night.


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