Christ­mas comes early for Kid­ney As­so­ci­a­tion

Wexford People - - NEWS - By MARIA PEP­PER

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.

Siob­han Mur­phy (Fethard), Aileen McCarthy and Bren­dan Law­less (The Bal­lagh).

Michael O’Grady, Cather­ine O’Grady and John Mur­phy from Rams­grange.

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