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Wednesday, 3 May, 2017


Volunteer Long Service Awards 2017

This year’s Long Service Awards were held on Thursday 27th April at 4pm in our Raheny hospice with awards being presented to 32 Volunteers. 10 volunteers receiving 5 year awards, 15 volunteers receiving 10 year awards, 5 volunteers receiving 15 year awards & 2 volunteers receiving 20 year awards.

The volunteers and their guests were warmly greeted by the Chief Executive Office Fintan Fagan who thanked the volunteers for their dedication and commitment to St Francis Hospice.  Director of Nursing Sr Margaret Cashman & Director of Medicine Regina Mc Quillan presented the awards after a recognition presentation by Barbara Kilbride, Coordinator of Volunteer Services. Refreshments afterwards gave an opportunity for staff to congratulate the volunteers on this wonderful milestone.

5 Year Awards:

Brenda Dolan, Charles Nolan, Geraldine Ward Goddard, Gerry Kelly, Marion Healy, Mary Nugent, Mary Traynor, Margaret Moran, Oliver Sharkey, Pat Power

10 year Awards:

Eugene Brady, Helen King, Joan Kavanagh, Neil Farrell, Noreen Hamillton, Pat MacGabhann, Ray Walsh, Rita Slevin, Sam Wilson, Tony Connolly, Ed O’Neil, Helen Lambert, Joan Cullen, Marie Moloney, Martina Kelly.

15 Year Awards:

Bernard Carolan, Frank Treanor, Maura Greene, Maureen Hedigan, Denis Murphy

20 year awards:

Marie O’Sullivan, Peggy O’Neill


On behalf of the volunteer department: Barbara Kilbride & Brenda Lowry would like to extend our congratulations to all the volunteers receiving Long Service Awards.  Thank you for your continuous commitment and dedication to St Francis Hospice.


A huge welcome goes to our new volunteers: 

  • Michael Hanratty          Hospitality IPU Blanchardstown
  • Tina Davis                   Hospitality IPU Blanchardstown
  • Alice Plunkett              Hospitality IPU Blanchardstown
  • Eleanor Shuttleworth    Hospitality IPU Blanchardstown
  • Sylvia McDonnell         Hospitality IPU Blanchardstown
  • Siobhan O'Reilly           Hospitality IPU Blanchardstown
  • Carmel Howard             Hospitality IPU Blanchardstown
  • Sorcha Moran               Complementary Therapist Raheny
  • Caroll Ann Agnew         Cash Office Raheny
  • Pauline O'Donnell          Driver/Bus Escort Raheny
  • Noreen Hanratty            Musician Blanchardstown


For SFHD staff looking to volunteer - did you know there are over 3,000 volunteering opportunities currently available on I-VOL, the national database of volunteering, so what are you waiting for? Don't forget to check out the Volunteer Marketplace over on LinkedIn for skilled volunteering roles too.


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Registered Charity Number: CHY 10568


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