Fun day in aid of Friends of Conor D

Five-year-old Conor Dufficy from Moate had his leg amputated following a tragic accident, and Conor and his family face many challenges in living as normal a life as possible.

In response to the countless offers of assistance to Kieran, Niamh, and Conor, and because Kieran and Niamh’s time is consumed with Conor’s rehabilitation, a committee, Friends of Conor D, has been set up to harness the goodwill offered to the Dufficy family.

Friends of Conor D will hold a Spectacular Fun Day on Sunday September 14, in Don’s Garden in Lower Main Street, Moate. It will be a day full of fun, music, food, and goodwill. Members of the public are invited to take part by coming along on the day, donating, buying a ticket, giving sponsorship, or volunteering. The committee would appreciate any assistance you can give to make this event a success.

During Conor’s hospitalisation his parents were accommodated at Brú Columbanus, a €5.5 million project established by the Knights of St Columbanus and opened in October 2005. It provides 26 en suite family rooms with a supporting kitchen and lounges where families can meet other families in similar situations.

The facility was of enormous benefit to Conor’s parents and extended family as they journeyed through a terrible time.

The launch of Friends of Conor D took place yesterday evening, Thursday August 14 in Don’s Bar. The project has the support of Paralympic champion Mark Rohan, who has met with Conor.

For further information see www.idonate.ie, or contact a member of the committee - Don Allen, Derek Claffey (chairman ), Pat Dolan, Karen Flynn, Larry Gillivan, John Gilroy (treasurer ), Donie Malone (treasurer ), Margaret Whelan, or Joe Whelan (secretary ).

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