Headford GAA club recently presented cheques for €7,200 to Galway Hospice and Cancer Care West, money raised by the club for these local charities.
The two charities each received €3,600 from Headford GAA Club which was raised through fundraising efforts at the inaugural TJ Keady Parish League Tournament last Christmas.
“We would like to thank Thomas Conneally and Pat Joyce as the two main sponsors of last years event and to all the local businesses who generously contributed to help two charities doing Trojan work in our local community,” a spokesperson for the club said.
“Finally a massive THANK YOU to the people of our parish who turned out in such big numbers to support the event and contribute so generously on the day itself. Hopefully this year’s event can be as successful.”
Details on this year’s tournament and the charities it will benefit are expected to be announced by the club shortly.
Galway Hospice is the primary provider of palliative care in Galway city, and is almost entirely reliant on donations to keep running services caring for the most vulnerable people in our society.
Cancer is a difficult diagnosis for anyone to receive and cope with, and Cancer Care West is about making sure that no-one has to deal with this alone.
They provide free practical and emotional support services for anyone who has been affected by cancer.
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