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Weʼre raising £3,000 to buy much needed equipment for the Gillis Ward (Dementia unit) in St Lukes Hospital

Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK

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We would like to raise money in order to buy equipment for the Gillis Ward in St Luke's hospital. The patients within this ward have Dementia which is an awful illness which affects people in different ways. Some of the patients can no longer talk, some can no longer walk, some can no longer feed themselves or do any activities. Really what they need are wheelchairs and other equipment which will aid the families and nurses of the patients. For some patients in there the disease has affected them so much that all they can do it sit there. What I would like to do is raise enough money in order to buy some motorised wheel chairs so that the families are able to take their relatives outside for a walk, it is quite hilly around the Gillis Ward so normal Wheelchairs are difficult to push around. This would improve the quality of life for the patients as they would be able to get out of the unit more frequently and be able to enjoy the nature around them.

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    Page last updated on: 8/19/2018 9:35 PM



    • Rodney Mckirgan

      Rodney Mckirgan

      Aug 19, 2018

      Good luck with your quiz night- sorry I cannot make it.




      Aug 19, 2018


    • Gareth D

      Gareth D

      Aug 19, 2018

      Good luck Kenny, Paul, Ronan, Shane, Peter and Andy.


    • James McClory

      James McClory

      Aug 19, 2018

      Excellent cause, good luck! James McClory (SQW)


    • Paul Mc Guckin

      Paul Mc Guckin

      Aug 19, 2018


    • Tracey McCudden

      Tracey McCudden

      Aug 18, 2018

      Good luck!


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      Bob and Laura Lawther

      Aug 17, 2018


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    Ruth Newport

    Ruth Newport

    Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK

    I am the daughter of one of the patients within the Gillis Ward, I can see how much help this ward needs and know first hand how much raising these vital funds would help those patients within the ward.

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