Community Funding & Support

DLR Staff Charity Donates to Blackrock Hospice

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Thursday, February 18, 2016
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council staff charity HUG (‘Hope U Give’), established through Workplace Partnership, has recently donated €2,328 to Our Lady’s Blackrock Hospice.

Hospice staff expressed their heartfelt thanks to the Charity and will use the donation to purchase two pieces of essential equipment that will make such a difference to patients in their care.

Council staff commit to making regular voluntary contributions into the HUG fund. When joining HUG, each member can nominate one or more charities to be included on the HUG charities database. The successful charities are selected based on strict criteria, which includes a timeframe and how the funding is spent. There are currently over 300 members in HUG and every cent collected is given out in donations.

HUG’s Chairperson, John Murphy, said at the presentation of the cheque, “Thanks to the generosity of its members, the HUG Charity has assisted local, national and international charities to the tune of €137,996.56 since its establishment in 2011.