By BRIAN MOORE
A SPECIAL presentation to thank the nurses and staff at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) who cared from baby Darragh Lordan from Drimoleague took place last week.
Darragh was born in September 2015 at CUMH but sadly passed away seven weeks later as a result of a congenital heart defect.
‘The incredible care and kindness that Darragh received is something that will stay with us forever,’ Karen Lordan, Darragh’s mother told The Southern Star.
On Friday last, October 21st, Darragh’s parents Seán and Karen presented a cheque for €9,020 to CUMH Neonatal Unit nurse Mary O’Donnell at the Drimoleague Inn. ‘The money was raised at a head-shave and waxing fundraising evening, and we want to thank the management and staff at the Drimoleague Inn for hosting the event for us,’ Karen continued.The fundraising night in Drimoleague saw a great turnout in support of the CUMH and the Lordans. ‘Sean and I cannot express our gratitude for the support we have received from each and everyone. It has been amazing,’ Karen said. Her husband Seán said that he was overwhelmed by the kindness of the local community in Drimoleague.
‘We would like to say a huge thanks to all the local businesses who kindly donated raffle prizes your support was incredible.
‘Also, thanks to Catherine McCarthy, who generously donated a Cork signed jersey, and of course thanks to everybody who came to our event and support us and to people who donated by buying tickets and giving sponsorship money.
‘It was a great night, and we are so grateful for the support, we also want to thank our fundraising team who helped sell tickets and helped us on the evening, we could not have done it without you all.’
Karen concluded: ‘Also, a big thank-you to each and every one of you who volunteered for the waxing and shaving, without you this event would not have happened.