Mayo Roscommon Hospice chosen as one of The GAA’s official charities

Mayo Roscommon Hospice chosen as one of The GAA’s official charities

Five charities from around the country and representing a range of different causes were selected by the Association to be charity partners for this year.

The charities were unveiled at a special photo call at Croke Park earlier today. The charities are:

  • Mayo/Roscommon Hospice Foundation
  • Cavan/Monaghan Palliative Care Fund
  • Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation
  • Concern Worldwide
  • Kerry Hospice Foundation

Each of the designated charities will receive a €20,000 donation from the GAA. This is part of an on-going GAA initiative stretching back to 2010 that has seen the GAA select a number of specific charitable organisations and foundations each year in a bid to assist them in raising awareness about their work and also champion them in their fund-raising efforts throughout the coming year.

Martina Jennings, CEO, Mayo Roscommon Hospice; “The fact that the GAA has chosen us as one of their charity partners for the year is a great boost to our volunteers and staff.  We are in the middle of a very special project to build the first ever hospices in both counties.  This partnership with the GAA reflects the projects great importance to the people of Mayo and Roscommon.’

Seán Ó hÓráin, Uachtarán CLG, said:  “We are pleased to confirm the GAA Official Charities for 2018 and look forward to working with them in the coming months to help promote the excellent work they do.

“Assisting organisations who undertake charitable work fits with the values of the GAA and I hope the relationship with us helps shine a light on the tireless work they do for the benefit of others.”

For more information please contact Martina Jennings on 094 9388666.

Five charities from around the country and representing a range of different causes were selected by the Association to be charity partners for this year.

The charities were unveiled at a special photo call at Croke Park earlier today. The charities are:

  • Mayo/Roscommon Hospice Foundation
  • Cavan/Monaghan Palliative Care Fund
  • Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation
  • Concern Worldwide
  • Kerry Hospice Foundation

Each of the designated charities will receive a €20,000 donation from the GAA. This is part of an on-going GAA initiative stretching back to 2010 that has seen the GAA select a number of specific charitable organisations and foundations each year in a bid to assist them in raising awareness about their work and also champion them in their fund-raising efforts throughout the coming year.

Martina Jennings, CEO, Mayo Roscommon Hospice; “The fact that the GAA has chosen us as one of their charity partners for the year is a great boost to our volunteers and staff.  We are in the middle of a very special project to build the first ever hospices in both counties.  This partnership with the GAA reflects the projects great importance to the people of Mayo and Roscommon.’

Seán Ó hÓráin, Uachtarán CLG, said:  “We are pleased to confirm the GAA Official Charities for 2018 and look forward to working with them in the coming months to help promote the excellent work they do.

“Assisting organisations who undertake charitable work fits with the values of the GAA and I hope the relationship with us helps shine a light on the tireless work they do for the benefit of others.”