Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh helps Waterford Hospice launch their largest fundraising campaign to date
Members of the public in Waterford are being asked to “Buy a Brick” and help build the South East Palliative Care Unit. The centrepiece of the Buy a Brick appeal is an innovative new website, giving donors the opportunity to buy a virtual ‘brick’ at a price of their choice, which they can personalise with their own message.
Work is continuing on the five storey building on the grounds of University Hospital Waterford. It’s expected to open next year however Waterford Hospice Movement still needs to raise vital funds.
The appeal will raise vital funds for the €6 million pledge by Waterford Hospice towards the construction of the new South East Palliative Care Unit on the grounds of University Hospital Waterford. Although €4.5 million has already been secured, a further €1.5 million is needed to reach the target.
Danette Connolly, Chairperson said: “We’re calling on as many people as possible to get behind us by supporting our Buy a Brick appeal. By doing so, you’re also paying for a little piece of the new Hospice, and your support will become a part of our history. Please visit our website at www.waterfordhospice.ie/buyabrick ”
Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh, Waterford hurler said: “I’m delighted to lend my support to Waterford Hospice for their Buy a Brick Campaign. This charity has been fundraising for the past 30 years to provide a free hospice service; I’m only too happy to oblige in giving a little of my time to help. I’d ask everyone to come on board for the final push to reach that €6 million target”
Main Picture: Waterford All-Star hurling great, Michael “Brick” Walsh was on hand at the site of the South East Palliative Care Unit on the grounds of University Hospital Waterford which is under construction at the moment to launch the ‘BUY A BRICK – LET’S BUILD IT TOGETHER’ for Waterford Hospice, also included were Danette Connolly, Chairperson, Waterford Hospice and Marie Dennehy, Board member, Waterford Hospice.
Photos by Noel Browne