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Doing It For Dara - Upcoming Events



Upcoming events:

May 24th Charity Dance & Raffle at Silver Birches, Omagh
Remember the date – this one is easy for everyone, you just show up, pay £10 at the door and

have a few drinks and a dance and enjoy yourself – you might even win a prize!

Live music from ‘The Whistling Donkeys’


May 26th – 31st Mizen to Malin Charity Cycle – Termon Wheelers

The Termon Wheelers are cycling from Mizen Head on the very south coast to Malin Head on the
very north coast of Ireland over 5 days and have offered to do it for
the the Doing it for Dara fund. We are obviously amazingly grateful
for this so visit their facebook page and support them all the way!

All the events can be supported by visiting the website below:



During the month of May my wife Claire and I, along with some close
friends are organising and taking part in a number of events in memory
of our son Dara.


Dara was born in February 2012 with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a
complex heart condition that requires specialist surgery which is not
carried out in Ireland, therefore he had to go to Birmingham.
Unfortunately Dara passed away suddenly in June before he was ready
for his second operation.

The aim of the 'Doing it for Dara' charity work is to try to raise as
much money as we can for the 4 places that looked after him and us so
well at this time last year.

These places are;
South West Acute Hospital - Neonatal Unit (where Dara was born)
Children’s Heartbeat Trust – Belfast – (which supports Clarke Clinic
in the Royal Children’s Hospital)
Birmingham Children’s Hospital PICU – (where Dara spent 10 weeks and
where many children from Northern Ireland are sent each month)
Ronald McDonald House, Birmingham – (which provided accommodation for
Claire and I beside the children’s hospital – brilliant charity – google it)


Komodo Image Custom Tshirts - Dara



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National Museums Northern Ireland


BioBlitz Tshirts

Printed Tshirts HIllsborough - Komodo Image - BioBlitz Design

Saturday 25 May

5.00pm Friday 24 May– 5.00pm


Colebrooke Estate, Co. Fermanagh


What is BioBlitz?

"Over a 24 hour period, scientists, naturalists and members of the public work together

to find as many species as possible within a defined location."

You can find more information by clicking on the link below:


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Children's Heartbeat Trust Tshirts


Komodo Image Tshirt Printer Hillsborough


Pig Race: Carnlough, Saturday 25th May, 7pm: click HERE

T-Rex Tribute Band: Temple Golf Club, Saturday 1st June: click HERE



"Children’s Heartbeat Trust is a local Northern Irish charity that provides emotional and practical support to parents

and families affected by heart disease in children.

Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect in children born in Northern Ireland with on

average 250 children per year born with one or more conditions.

Roughly one third of these children with require open heart surgery or other interventional procedures.

 We work to ensure that each child and family receives the support and information that they need to cope with this illness.

The charity manages some fifteen family support groups, providing continuous advice and support for families with sick

children as well as parents of those whohave just been recently diagnosed.

 Working closely with Clark Clinic at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children (RBHSC) the charity funds top

quality medical equipment, initiatives and research ensuring that children with heart disease in Northern Ireland receive the

best care and treatment possible.

 A central aim of the charity is to provide family support.

The local support groups are key to this, however the charity also organises family outings throughout the year to

give families throughout Northern Ireland the opportunity to meet each other in a social and relaxed environment.

We believe that the right information and support can help families through what is a very traumatic experience.

 To find out more about the work of the Children’s Heartbeat Trust call 07584 164 815;

email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at


The Tshirts they printed on were our most popular range of Fruit Of The Loom Tshirts which come in a wide variety of colours.

Think about what you could do with printed Tshirts in order to raise awareness for your charity!  :)



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