DOING IT FOR DARA
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)