FUNDRAISER: Mallow nursing home Nazareth House to night at Cork Greyhound Track

6 May 2017
By Tom O’Sullivan
tom@TheCork.ie

A Night at the Dogs on Saturday, May 20th is just one of the major fundraising efforts to help towards the costs of the €18.5 million euro redevelopment of one of Mallow’s most beloved nursing homes, Nazareth House in Dromahane.

  • The Sisters of Nazareth were invited to Mallow in 1930 to provide for a better quality of life for long stay residents of the County Home (now Mallow General Hospital)
  • The nursing home accommodates 85 residents with 125 members of staff providing round the clock nursing, respite and palliative care
  • Nazareth House, Mallow is one of 36 Nazareth Houses and associated retirement villages throughout the world providing care, support, fellowship and community to thousands of people

Nazareth House are undertaking their biggest ever investment in Mallow, securing the future of Nazareth House. The new development is well under way and will consist of a new two-story extension with 120 brand, new single en-suite bedrooms and ancillary facilities linked to the original Newberry House and existing Church.

Nazareth House first and foremost is home, it has always been and still is first choice of many people whose care needs cannot now be fulfilled in their own homes. The new development will mean having a lovely comfortable home, where people can live life as they choose here in their own community. Home is many things to many people, but most of all home is where the heart is. It is a place where one can be oneself, feel comfortable, safe, secure, protected and provided for. It is a happy place, where friends and family drop in, have a cup of tea or maybe something stronger, where chat, banter, a bit of gossip and the odd argument is the order of the day. Above all, it is a place where we care about, look out for each other, support and mind each other.

The development is costing in the region of €18.5 million and is being funded through bank loans and fundraising activities. Making the decision to move forward with the extension plans was a massive leap of faith by Nazareth House but a leap that could not have been contemplated without the support of the local community. We are confident that when complete, the work will allow Nazareth House to continue to serve our community for generations to come.

“A Night at the Dogs” on Saturday, May 20th is just one of the major fundraising campaigns being undertaken by the ”Friends of Nazareth House” to help raise funds to contribute towards the costs of the €18.5 million new building development of one of Mallow’s most beloved nursing homes, Nazareth House in Dromahane.

“We are thrilled and very grateful to have secured a major sponsor for the event as well as 11 major sponsors for each of the races on the card on the night, as well as those taking out ads, sponsoring a dog & raffle prizes on the night” says Marie O’Malley, General Manager/Director of Nursing. “It’s sure to be a terrific night out as well as helping to raise funds for what we think is an extremely deserving cause”, says Marie.

Tickets for the “Night at the Dogs” are on sale from Nazareth House – or contact Helen on 087 2415896.

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