Cork goes red for Marymount

Cork goes red for Marymount

Pupils and staff socially distanced at Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh Cailíní, Bishopstown, Cork, during 'Go Red for Cork' day in aid of Marymount Hospice celebrating the Cork All-Ireland GAA double of 1990.

Marymount has today thanked the people of Cork for supporting its Go Red for Cork fundraising campaign.

Individuals, schools, offices and buildings all across the city and county lit up in red and some continue to do so today, both to mark the anniversary of the Cork GAA double and to support Marymount.

Marymount is today marking both the Go Red for Cork fundraising campaign with Cork GAA and also its Foundation Day celebrations. 

Earlier today, Marymount held a very small outdoor gathering to mark its 150th Foundation Day and Go Red for Cork and honoured four staff members with long service awards. 

The awards were attended by some very special guests – the 1990 footballer Anthony Davis and Current Cork hurler Conor Cahalane as well as the Sam Maguire and Liam McCarthy cups.

A view of the bus station on Parnell Place in Cork City which has been lit up in red to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Cork winning the All-Ireland double in 1990. Its all part of the Go Red for Cork campaign to help raise much needed funds for Marymount Hospice in Cork. - Picture; David Creedon / Anzenberger
A view of the bus station on Parnell Place in Cork City which has been lit up in red to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Cork winning the All-Ireland double in 1990. Its all part of the Go Red for Cork campaign to help raise much needed funds for Marymount Hospice in Cork. - Picture; David Creedon / Anzenberger

“We are very grateful to all who are taking part in Go Red for Cork and we ourselves really enjoyed going red and decorating Marymount in red,” said Sarah McCloskey, CEO of Marymount. “We are delighted the day coincided with our significant 150th Foundation Day. While we are sorry that we are not able to have the day we originally envisioned we welcome the opportunity to share our celebration with the wider Cork community.

“Fundraising has been the life-blood of Marymount from the very inception – when Dr Patrick Murphy left the site on Wellington Road to the Sisters of Charity to create a palliative care service for those who need it. We would like to thank the people of Cork for their enduring support and we would also like to thank the Cork GAA management team and players for their support in nominating Marymount as the charity beneficiary of the Go Red for Cork Campaign.” Monies raised through the Go Red for Cork campaign, will go towards ensuring the facility is ‘winter ready’ for current and any possible future Covid restrictions."

Bus Éireann lights up Cork Bus Station in Parnell Place supporting Marymount and Cork GAA in aid of the “GO RED FOR CORK” campaign. 
Bus Éireann lights up Cork Bus Station in Parnell Place supporting Marymount and Cork GAA in aid of the “GO RED FOR CORK” campaign. 

Marymount has identified projects that will ensure the facility is ‘winter-ready’ and are designed to enhance the quality of life for all who use our services as well as help staff working in restrictive conditions.

Any monies raised through the Go Red for Cork campaign will be invested into these projects immediately to put in place for Winter 2020.

To support the campaign log on to www.idonate.ie/goredforcork.

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