Five years ago, with the full support of Galway City Council, a permanent limestone collection point was erected at the famous “˜Kick the Wall”™ location at the end of the Promenade at Blackrock by the Galway Salthill Rotary Club.
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Representatives of Lodge 14 Galway, members of the Freemasons of Ireland from left: Stephen Wright, Basil Fenton, with Michael Duke, club President Galway Salthill Rotary Club are working together to raise funds for the Teddies for Loving Care (TLC) charity in order to provide teddies to the Emergency Department at Galway University Hospitals for staff to give to children who are anxious about being in hospital.
The “Teddies for Loving Care” is a national initiative by the Freemasons of Ireland which has so far donated over 100,000 teddies to Emergency Departments throughout the country where children are treated. The teddies are sterilised and have been specifically sourced to be suitable for use in a hospital environment.
Basil Fenton thanked the Galway Salthill Rotary Club for their support, which will facilitate Teddies for Loving Care charity to supply cuddly toys to Emergency Departments for children in severe distress.
The Salthill Rotary Club has been actively engaged in projects for the benefit of the local community since 1986 and for the past five years have successfully managed the “Kick the Wall” project.
Galway Salthill Rotary Club President Michael Duke said: “All donations put in the Salthill Rotary Club’s “Kick the Wall” donation box at Blackrock in Salthill during April – May will go to Teddies for Loving Care, recognised charity in Ireland North & South.
TLC needs more people to assist in the fundraising effort this year to ensure they can continue to meet the increasing demands.
Lodge 14 has been participating in Galway life since 1733. Further information regarding freemasonry and community initiatives can be sourced on their websites and to learn more about the work they do:
For further information, visit ► www.irish-freemasons.org
Rotary International is the world’s first service club organisation, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. The Galway Salthill Rotary Club, established in 1986, is dedicated to serving the local and world community. Composed of business and community leaders, the club designs its many projects to represent the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self”. The Club meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Ardilaun Hotel. For more information about membership or the club, contact John Ryan at 091521546 or visit the website at http://www.salthillrotaryclub.org