The first batch of face masks was presented to Angelina Nugent of the
Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation at the Kilmovee Shamrocks GAA
ground, while observing the government’s physical distancing rules.
Some 4,000 face masks were donated to the MRHF following an online
appeal for donations in a bid to raise funds to purchase 10,000 masks
for front line workers.
The Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation like a lot of charities have
been hit hard in fundraising activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic,
securing these masks for their caregivers will ensure that they can
continue the care of their patients safely and without having to find
extra funds to purchase these small but critical pieces of equipment
that is much needed in the front line.
Thanks to the generosity of the supporters of this year’s canceled
event, an anonymous donor and local start-up online store
iamwizzrd.com who also donated 1,000 masks bringing the total to almost
14,000 masks which will be finding there way to care workers and other
Front line workers over the next few days.