The Defence Forces Gala Concert in aid of South Westmeath Hospice and ONE Fuchsia appeal will take place in the Radisson Blu Athlone next Thursday, August 22, at 7pm. The concert will feature performances by the Band 2 Brigade, renowned singer Raphaela Mangan, and Athlone A Capella Choir.
South Westmeath Hospice aims to provide an appropriate and safe environment within which to deliver the best practice of care and promote dignity in the end stages of life for palliative care patients and their families. The services are community based, available seven days a week, and are provided without charge to users and families.
ONE Fuchsia appeal provides much needed funds to allow charity ONE (Organisation of National Ex-service personnel of the Defence Forces ) offer residential centres and support for those that need it. The residential centres (including one in Athlone ) provide subsidised accommodation for ex-service personnel who have fallen on hard times, with the view to helping them get back on their feet before they find a more permanent home.