Eleanor Siochrú raised over €3000, climbing Kilimanja
Eleanor Siochrú said: “It was an honour to take on the challenge in memory of someone who made such an impact on our family. I want to thank everyone who donated to me, in support of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. It brings me great joy to raise funds for people living with dementia in Kerry”.
Kathleen Herlihy, Home Care Co-ordinator, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, North Kerry, said: “We’re so grateful to Eleanor for choosing to raise money for The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. The work of selfless community fundraisers makes a huge difference to us and provides us with a vital injection of funds.”
The ASI will honour Ms Siochrú with a cheque presentation at The Rosemary Day Care Centre, Balloonagh, Tralee, on July 13th, at 4.30 pm.
An estimated 7,509 people live with dementia in Cork, and 64,000 people live with Dementia in Ireland which will more than double in the next 25 years to over 150,000 by 2045.
The ASI also hosts its Annual Alzheimer’s Memory Walk on Sunday, September 24th, nationwide, including locations in Cork and Kerry. Please see memorywalk.ie for more information.