UCD Race to Midnight Event:UCD Race to Midnight
Date: 11-04-2014

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Hey Guys,

The Second Year Sports & Exercise Management UCD programme are organising a 12 hour Charity Swim in aid of Marymount University Hospital & Hospice, Cork.

The event is a 12 hour charity swim called 'Race to Midnight' starting at 12pm and running until Midnight on April 11th in the UCD pool. Marymount University Hospital & Hospice was chosen as the designated charity because of the passing of a former student, Aodh Cronin, of the Sport Management programme.

The event is the first of its kind being held here in UCD and the event is open to all 30,000 students, sport centre members and UCD Societies & Sports Clubs. The day will be split up with different events happening throughout the 14 hours to ensure continuous enjoyment for every participant and spectator.

Please read a few words about the charity(s) that I have chosen to support below. You can donate using the "sponsor me now" button below via credit or debit card. You can be assured that your transaction on the mycharity.ie website is very secure. You will automatically receive an e-mail from me thanking you for your support, and acknowledging the amount of your donation. Any donation no matter how small is hugely appreciated.

Many thanks in advance for your support,

UCD Race to Midnight
Marymount Hospice Cork
Marymount University Hospice
Marymount is a Specialist Palliative Care Unit based at Marymount University Hospital & Hospice Curraheen Co. Cork, in a state of the art purpose build campus which opened in 2011. Our services are provided free of charge to anyone who needs them. 
We offer a 44-bed in-patient unit, but the hospice also offers care and support to those patients who choose to be cared for in their own homes. Working in close liaison with community based medical and nursing services, hospice based nurses will visit patients in their own home through the Community Palliative Care team. This service is designed to complement the skills and the resources of the patient’s own family doctor and other community based healthcare professionals. Other services available at Marymount include a Hospice Day Unit and Outpatients Assessment Unit.
The overall objective of our palliative care services is to ensure that patients are free from pain and other distressing symptoms, thus enabling them to live full, active and rewarding lives. The Sisters of Charity have cared for the people of Cork since 1870 and that tradition of dedicated and compassionate personal care is still very much in evidence today Hospice care is the total care of the patient and family at that stage of serious illness when the focus has shifted from treatment aimed at cure to ensuring quality of life. It seeks to relieve the physical symptoms of the illness while equally addressing the person’s emotional, social and spiritual needs. It seeks to treat the person rather than the illness and it is all about living life to the end.
The Friends of Marymount
The Friends are a unit of 30 Volunteers who receive no payments or commissions from any of the Fundraising Events carried out by them or by others on their behalf.  In 2005 the Friends received a Civic Award for their contribution to the Voluntary Sector of Cork City.
Affilliated to the Irish Hospice Foundation, the Friends of Marymount are a voluntary group who raise funds to enhance the hospital and to benefit the patients. Their major fundraising events are “Sunflower Days” and “Irelands Biggest Coffee Morning”.
The Friends are currently fundraising to support and maintain the current level of services available at the Hospital. Hospice, our Daycare Unit and our Home Care Units. Marymount University Hospice is very grateful for the ongoing support which it receives from the HSE, voluntary groups and organisations and also to the people of Cork City and County who have supported the work of the hospice over the past 125 years.

My Online Sponsors to Date

Name Date Type Amount Comment
Brid McGregor 18-04-2014 Donation €22.00 Absolutely well done to all involved.
Don Cronin 08-04-2014 Donation €100.00 Great event, great charity. Good luck!