Plunkett Home

Residents show continued support for local causes at the Plunkett Home in Boyle

Plunkett Home

As part of their continued support to worthy causes, the Day Care residents of the Plunkett Home Community Nursing Unit in Boyle recently prepared and arranged beautiful hampers, which were donated to the local Saint Vincent de Paul.

2016 was no different. The largest Plunkett Home fundraising event was when staff and daycare residents assisted in filling a truck destined to the Vesnova Children’s Asylum in Chernobyl, in conjunction with Leitrim sean nós dancer Edwina Guckian. This was to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear disaster which occurred on April 26th, 1986.

To celebrate the festive season and to thank residents for their support in local causes, the staff arranged a special Christmas Show for residents in the Nursing Unit. This consisted of young people invited from the surrounding areas to perform music, dance and poetry at the nursing home in Boyle.

Speaking at the event, Gerry McCormack said “it’s a testament to the great kindness and will from our residents in supporting worthy causes throughout the year, the most recent being our local Saint Vincent de Paul. Every Christmas our colleagues here in the Plunkett Home CNU arrange a special Christmas show undertaken by young people from the local areas in Roscommon and Sligo county. The residents get great enjoyment from it and we always look forward to it”.