A very successful Coffee Morning was held on Saturday morning, 8 December. The fundraiser was held at the Midleton Old Laundry and organised by friends of Midleton Hospital. The event was very well attended and the Midleton Active Retirement Choir with Anne Crowley got the morning of to a very jolly start with their singing many Christmas Carols and Festive songs. Coffee/tea, sandwiches and delicious pastries were prepared by the Hospital staff and served to all present.
During the morning a sizeable cheque was presented to Carmel Mc Donagh by Fergus O’ Sullivan and Miceal O Cuimin on behalf of friends of Midleton Hospital. This was the proceeds from the New C.D entitled “Posadh an Phaoraigh” of Gaelic sings and music of East Cork. This C.D is beautifully presented and is selling at the minimal sum of €10, containing 17 songs by well-known singers. Beneficiaries will be The Friends of Midleton Hospital and the Gaelscoils of East Cork. For further details contact Miceal O’Cuimin at 086 261 8034, Diarmuid O Conaill at 021 4353380 or Fergus O’Suilleabhain 087 9090 335.
The C.D is well worth purchasing as a Christmas gift with renowned singers such as; Cor Fear na nDeise, Karan Casey, Muireann Ni Dhonnabhain, Maire Ni Cheilleachair, Seamus Breathnach, Micheal O Cuimin, Nell O Cuimin, Ciaran O Gealbhain, Cliona Ni Dhonnabhain, John Spillane, Abby Ni Lionsaigh, Padraig O Cearrbhaill, Cor Oirthir Chorcai, and Jimmy Crowley.
Raffle tickets were sold and special mention to Edmond Bailey who sold the tickets during the morning. Congratulations to the very lucky winners who went home happy as the prizes were very attractive.
Members of the Hospital staff worked tirelessly, Abby assisted by Mairead Davis and a very helpful gentleman Paddy Kearney to ensure the success of the morning. Carmel, chairperson of ‘the Friends’ thanked Maura Milton, John Kenneally and all the committee members who helped and attended the event. She thanked Anne Crowley and Choir members for attending and for making the morning so special with their lovely singing.
She paid special tribute to Miceal O’ Cuimin and Fergus O’ Suilleabhain for presenting the cheque to ‘the Friends’, and said it would be a tremendous benefit to them as their main aim is to help the Matron and the residents, as she is aware of many requests for items for the hospital to ensure the comfort of the residents, and the help needed for the staff.