Memorial fundraising night for Brendan O’Callaghan this Saturday in Dowdallshill
The Family and Friends of Brendan (Benji) O’Callaghan are hosting a memorial/fundraising event in aid of The Louth Hospital’s Palliative Care services this Saturday in the Dowdallshill GAA clubrooms at St Brigid’s Park.
The Louth Hospital has the county’s only five dedicated palliative care beds and the goal of the night is to buy five specialist chairs for use by patients and their families. Any additional funds raised will be used to refurbish the ‘Family Room’ and to provide Complimentary Therapies to palliative care patients in the hospital.
In order to do this a night of ól, ceol, bia agus craic will take place in the Dowdallshill clubrooms this Saturday with tickets available for €10. Entertainment is by local musicians and friends of Brendan’s such as Damian from BrothersBold, Stewart Agnew and Vincie McKevitt.
Brendan (Benji) O’Callaghan, very sadly, passed away last year after a hard fought and courageous battle with cancer. He personified grace and dignity in the face of the many health battles he faced during his life, not least his final one.
During the last nine months of his life, Brendan was under the care of the Palliative Care team who were vital in helping him keep a good and active quality of life right up to his untimely, but peaceful, passing at 44.
Tickets are available on Facebook from the O’Callaghan family (Emer, Donal, Aideen, Sinead or Sil, Georgina Greene), via text (086 163 8469) or at the door on the night (open at 7.30pm).
If you can’t make the night but would like to participate, donations can be made via GoFundMe here.