Christmas comes early for Kidney Association
THE FESTIVE season came early for members of the Wexford branch of the Irish Kidney Association who attended a Christmas party in the Riverbank House Hotel.
Over 120 people turned up for the event, including more than 40 transplant and dialysis patients, representing a strong turn-out as the branch has 121 members.
Chairman Liam Buttle and Annie Bolger who is one of the longest serving members of the Wexford branch, cut a special cake to mark the 40th anniversary of the Irish Kidney Association. The Wexford branch was founded 38 years ago.
Members also celebrated the long-awaited establishment of a state-of-the-art dialysis unit at Sinnottstown Lane, Drinagh which has elminated the need for County Wexford dialysis patients to make the tiring return journey to Waterford for treatment up to three times a week.
The branch was honoured to have Debbie MacDonald, manager of the B. Braun Wellstone Clinic and some of her team in attendance at the party.
Music was provided by Theresa and the Stars.
Annie Bolger and Liam Butler cut the 40th Anniversary cake.
Tony, Leah and Daniel Carty.
Michael O’Grady, Catherine O’Grady and John Murphy from Ramsgrange.