Inis Aoibhinn care was ‘second to none’

Alfie McGovern presents a cheque to representatives of Inis Aoibhinn and Cancer Care West.

Alfie McGovern presents a cheque to representatives of Inis Aoibhinn and Cancer Care West.

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Two Inishowen men, Alfie McGovern and Hughie Duffy recently staged a number of events in order to raise funds for Cancer Care West.

The men are recipients of the wonderful service provided by the Inis Aoibhinn facility in Galway.

All of Cancer Care West’s services are provided at no cost to patients and their families. The charity relies heavily on voluntary fundraising and donations to meet the cost of providing these services.

Hughie Duffy raised funds through a number events at both the Clonmany and Carn shows. The second annual Alfie’s cycle and walk took place on 11th October, during which 100 cyclists and over 100 walkers took to the road from Fort Dunree and helped make it a fantastic event. Alfie would like to thank Fort Dunree, North Pole Cycling Club, Saddle Rock Cycling Club, Border Bikes and all others who participated and kindly gave such generous sponsorship and prizes. Alfie said of his stay in Inis Aoibhinn: “The care and attention I received was second to none and they helped make a difficult situation a lot more manageable”. Grainne McGettigan of Cancer Care West said: “On behalf of Cancer Care West I would like to thank all those involved for their wonderful support and generosity. The fact that all services at Cancer Care West are free is of great importance to the charity. This is only made possible through the amazing generosity of donors and fundraisers. Alfie and Hughie did Trojan work with their events and it was a pleasure meeting and working with them and their families.”