ONCOLOGY :: Sligo Ógra Fianna Fáil recently donated €450 to Sligo Hospital Oncology Ward. The funds were raised by a raffle held at the National Youth Conference in Sligo, on February 23rd 2013.(l-r) Kevin Burke (Sligo Ógra Secretary), Áine Waters (Sligo Regional Oncology Staff Nurse), Eoghan O’Carroll (Sligo Ógra Chairman), Keith Henry (Ógra National Chairman), and Kate Feeney (Ógra President). Sligo Hospital Oncology Unit Trust is a charitable organisation aimed at making treatment easier and more effective for patients.
CYCLE :: Roz Purcell with Jim Breen Cycle Against Suicide and Brent Pope preparing for Cycle Against Suicide, taking place around Ireland from 22nd April to 5th May 2013. With over 1,000 participants expected to sign up, the event is to help break the cycle of suicide in Ireland and create awareness for the help that is available for people battling depression and their friends and families. Cyclists and support crew will be arriving in Sligo on the eighth day of the Cycle, Monday 29th April. Templeboy, Co. Sligo (2.45pm), Sligo Institute of Technology, Ash Lane, Sligo (4.30pm) and the following morning at Harrisons Pub, Cliffoney, Co. Sligo (10.30am).