Marathon donation in memory of Eamon

December 4, 2012

Relatives of Eamon Murphy recently donated the sum of £2,055 to the Mandeville Unit, Craigavon Area Hospital, in memory of the popular Silverbridge man who passed away in October.

Eamon’s nephew, Liam Reel, participated in this year’s Dublin Marathon as a way of raising funds for the hospital where his late uncle was treated during his illness.

The funds were further boosted by a generous donation from Liam’s brother Stephen and his wife Bronagh, in lieu of wedding favours for guests at their recent wedding.

The family also wish to acknowledge a donation of £145 from Happy Faces Day Care Nursery, Glassdrummond which was raised during a cancer awareness day held in the nursery last month.

Liam, together with the extended Murphy family, takes this opportunity to thank everyone who supported and generously donated in memory of Eamon.

Accepting the donation, Tracey McArdle, Admin Assistant of Cancer Services in the Mandeville Unit, said: “We in the Mandeville Unit are extremely grateful to Liam and the Murphy family for their generous donation of £2,055 and we thank everyone who donated and supported them.”

The Mandeville Unit provides chemotherapy and cancer-related clinical procedures to patients from within the Southern Trust Area and money raised by current and former patients and their families is used to complement existing facilities and provide comfort for patients and their relatives within the Unit.