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Galway Head Injury Support Limited is a voluntary organisation run by a very dedicated and hardworking group of volunteers. Our chairperson is Martin Moran, who along with his team of fellow committee members ensure that Galway Head Injury Support Limited continues to provide much needed help and support to those who have been affected by brain injury or stroke. Our Committee Members for 2014/15 are as follows;

Chairperson – Martin Moran

Secretary – Kathryn Cummins

Treasurer – Nora Murphy

Vice Chairperson – Joe Conmy

P.R.O. – Marie Griffin

Member – Olivia Griffin

Member – Michael Finnerty

Member – Chris Faherty

Member – Margaret Kelly

Member – Tina White

Member – Mary Fox

Member – Mary Lowery, Co-opted

Recent Events

A sincere THANK YOU to all our helpers and supporters at the recent ‘Bag-Pack’ in Marks & Spencers. Your help is very much appreciated.

 

 

 

 

On the weekend of the 31st January to 2nd February 28 of us headed for the Sligo Park Hotel for a respite break. We were greeted with tea/coffee and freshly baked fruit scones on our arrival and this was the beginning of a fantastic weekend. The staff were so friendly, couldn’t do enough for us and the accommodation left nothing to be desired. The meals were delicious and the service excellent. To top everything it actually snowed on the Friday night which added to the incredible ambience of our after dinner drinks, ceol agus craic in the lounge bar. Needless to say the hotel was full to capacity for the weekend and justifiably so for the quality of service they offer. We will return sometime soon.

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Pat & Bridget Browne

Tom Lane & Regina Murphy

Tom Lane & Regina Murphy

Paddy Jordan, Noel & Marie Donoghue

Kathryn & Seán Cummins

Kathryn & Seán Cummins

Michael Finnerty & Kevin Gormally

Michael Finnerty & Kevin Gormally

Frances & Padraig Molloy

Frances & Padraig Molloy

Margaret & John Bermingham

Margaret & John Bermingham

Ann Kelly & May Cashin

Ann Kelly & May Cashin

Galway Head Injury Support Limited are delighted to announce the resumption of our LoCall Support Helpline and Counselling service. If you have been affected by a brain injury or stroke or are a family member/carer looking after someone afftected by brain injury/stroke,  you might like to avail of our service. It operates on Monday (incl. bank holidays) and Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 7.30pm. The LoCall number is 1890-32-31-30

Galway Head Injury Support Ltd. recently received a very generous donation of €425 from Galway Technical Institute. The college organised two fundraising days on Wednesday 21st and Friday 23rd March where the public could avail of hairdressing services and beauty treatments at seriously discounted prices. All  money collected over these days was divided between ourselves and Cancer Care West. A big thanks also goes to our committee member, Tina White who arranged the event on our behalf.

Galway Head Injury Support Limited would like to say a huge thank you to Marie Philbin who organised a Fundraising Ceilí last December, with all proceeds being donated to our group. A total of €3,001 was raised, for which we are very grateful as it will allow us to continue providing much needed support and services to those affected by Brain Injury.

Pictured below is Marie Philbin presenting proceeds to Nora Murphy (Treasurer) and Marie Griffin (PRO):

Nora Murphy (Treasurer) and Marie Griffin

Nora Murphy (Treasurer) and Marie Griffin