Fire Service collection for Mid-Louth hospice

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Fire Service collection for Mid-Louth hospice

Gene Yore gene.yore@dundalkdemocrat.ie@DundalkDemocrat

Liam McCormack, Ardee Station Officer, and members of Ardee Fire Service last week handed over a cheque to Una Woods and members of the Ardee Hospice and Homecare for €5,230. 60.

The money was raised by the fire service members bucket day collection on the town of Ardee.

For over a decade, the Ardee fire service members have been collecting each year for the hospice and the people of Ardee and all over Louth give generously.

The members of the fire service are always on call and this year they were called out to an emergency so the collection had to be put on hold, but they still managed to fulfil their professional duties and raise over €5,000 for the Ardee hospice.

“We were very happy with the collection and once again we want to thyank the people of Ardee and all over for their generosity,” said Liam McCormack.

“Considering the weather, the fact that the N2 was closed, and because we were still on call, we had to attend a call during the collection, it was a very good response from everybody.”

Liam said the Ardee Fire Service has been collecting since 2004.

That first collection was for the survivors of the sunami in Japan.

The following year, they applied for another collection permit and each year they have given all donations to the Ardee hospice.

The exceptions were 2014 and last year when the money raised went towards a fund to help a local boy's medical needs.

The Ardee Fire Service would like to thank Ardee Credit Union for their help.

“We are very grateful for their assistance every year,” said Liam.