"Donate a Calf fundraiser" for John McGrath

Update: Thank you all so much for your generous donations. To say we are blown away with the support is an understatement... 

These funds will be going towards the running of the Kerry Hospice, providing care to the inpatients and aid with the home care provided to patients. 

A cheque was presented to The Kerry HospiceTeam last Friday, the 9th of April 2021 at Listowel Mart for €106, 355. 



John McGrath had a “life-long love of farming”, and had worked happily on the family dairy farm in Moyvane, north Kerry.

 
But his was a life that was cut far too short by terminal illness. In January 2020, he was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. A year later, on January 26, he passed away.
 
His fiancée, Erin Stack, is now carrying out a wish of John’s – through combining his desire to fundraise for the Palliative Care Unit of University Hospital Kerry (UHK) and his passion for farming.
Erin, alongside other members of John’s family and with the support of farmers around north Kerry, is organising a ‘Donate a calf’ fundraiser in cooperation with Listowel Mart on March 24.
 
They are asking for farmers to donate a chosen calf/calves, with proceeds going to the Palliative Care Unit in UHK. The mart will be foregoing any charges for the calves sold.

See attached for more details:
https://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/john-was-an-inspiration-donate-a-calf-fundraiser-for-palliative-care-taking-place-at-listowel-mart/ 
  • Anonymous 
    • €300 
    • 15 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • €30 
    • 15 mos
  • Dermot O'Connor 
    • €50 
    • 15 mos
  • Joe Byrne 
    • €25 
    • 16 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • €50 
    • 16 mos
See all

Organizer

Erin Stack 
Organizer
Moyvane, County Kerry