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Moyola golf tournament

Margaret and Brendan Gates present the cheque to Kay Duffy.

Margaret and Brendan Gates present the cheque to Kay Duffy.

 

 

 

Brendan and Margaret Gates organised a very successful Golf Classic at Moyola Park golf club recently to raise funds for our group. We are most grateful to all our dedicated supporters who constantly raise money which enables us to carry on our work

Cheque presentation

Cheque being presented to Kay Duffy, Founder of the RVH Liver Support Group

Cheque being presented to Kay Duffy, Founder of the RVH Liver Support Group

 

 

 

Grandson of Pam Dunn, Robert McGregor, son of Stephanie, presenting a cheque for an outstanding £800 to Founder Kay Duffy from the RVH Liver Support Group. Well done to all involved. We really appreciate all your efforts.

Vein Viewer handed over to Outpatients

This is the official presentation of one of the two vein viewers that the Group were delighted to be able to purchase for the direct benefit of liver patients in Northern Ireland last year. This device enables a nurse or clinician to identify a suitable vein in order to obtain a blood specimen from a patient with very challenging veins. This significantly minimises the number of attempts to try and obtain a blood specimen. Clearly the potential for this device to improve patient experience and to ensure clinical time can be used more efficiently is massive. This is one of the many pieces of equipment purchased by the Group in 2017-2018.

Attending the presentation were L to R Dr McDougall, Wendy Howe,Dr Braniff, Sr Fennel and Founder Kay Duffy.

Attending the presentation were L to R Dr McDougall, Wendy Howe, Dr Braniff, Sr Fennel and Founder Kay Duffy.

Dr Neil McDougall and Sr Georgie Fennel examine the Vein Viewer

Dr Neil McDougall and Sr Georgie Fennel examine the Vein Viewer

Alan Shields fundraiser in Coleraine

Transplant recipient Alan Shields hosted an evening of entertainment at the Lodge Hotel in Coleraine on 23rd February in order to raise funds for our charity. This event was a HUGE success and raised a phenomenal £13,030 for our Group.
Many thanks to Alan, friends and family and to all those who supported the event. We very much appreciate your kindness and generosity and the vast amount of time and effort that has gone into organising the evening.

 

Alan Shields presents the proceeds of his fundraiser to Kay Duffy, founder of the RVH Liver Support Group

Alan Shields presents the proceeds of his fundraiser to Kay Duffy, founder of the RVH Liver Support Group

Festive generosity at Steensons Jewellers

The Steensons is a second generation family run goldsmiths who, for forty years, have grown a reputation in Ireland,  producing strong contemporary design with the highest standard of craftsmanship. All the collections and rings by Steensons are designed and handcrafted in our Glenarm workshop, along the famous Causeway Coast Route.

Over the Christmas period Dan Spencer chose our Group as the charity to benefit from a collection in his Glenarm and Belfast stores. We are very grateful to him for his kind donation.

Rachel Quinney-Mee is presented with a cheque by Dan Spencer, Steensons Jewellers

Rachel Quinney-Mee is presented with a cheque by Dan Spencer, Steensons Jewellers

Anderson family fundraiser

We are very grateful to the Anderson family from Magherafelt for raising such a fantastic sum for our group. We are very appreciative of all the kind people who fundraise on our behalf.

Kenny Anderson presents a cheque to Kay Duffy, founder of our group

Kenny Anderson presents a cheque to Kay Duffy, founder of our group

Sr Moffett’s Retirement

The RVH Liver Support Group were represented by Kay and Gordon at the recent function to mark the retirement of Sr Sharon Moffett. Sharon has had a long association with our Group.

 

Kay Duffy (Founder} on the left and Gordon Cave (President) on the right pose with Sr Moffett at her retirement function.

Kay Duffy (Founder} on the left and Gordon Cave (President) on the right, pose with Sr Moffett at her retirement function.

Cheque Presentations

We are so grateful to the many people who raise money for our Group. This money is very wisely used for the benefit of our liver patients. These two presentations took place at the Outpatients’ Clinic on Friday 13th October.

Harold Medlow presents a cheque to Founder, Kay Duffy. Also in the photo are his wife and son.

Harold Medlow presents a cheque to Founder, Kay Duffy. Also in the photo are his wife Violet and their son Keith.

 

Oisin McGinty and his mother present a cheque to Kay Duffy and Seamus Cunningham

Oisin McGinty and his mother Mary present a cheque to Kay Duffy and Seamus Cunningham

Education Fund

Cheque presentation

Seamus Cunningham (Vice-Chair) and Kay Duffy (Founder) presenting a cheque for the Education Fund to the consultants (Dr McDougall, Dr Cash & Dr McCorry).

Seamus Cunningham (Vice-Chair) and Kay Duffy (Founder) presenting a cheque for the Education Fund to the consultants (Dr McDougall, Dr Cash & Dr McCorry).

 

The RVH Liver Support Group committed £25,000 this year towards the purchase of hospital equipment for use in outpatients and the liver ward (6D) in RVH for the benefit of liver patients. This includes a £5,000 contribution towards an Education Fund which allows some members of the nursing and medical team to travel to Kings College Hospital in London to receive specialist training.