It’s been a busy time recently at Blanchardstown Hospital Society. So busy, indeed, that we’ve had to create and publish a Latest News page!
This section of the site will keep you up to speed with recent and upcoming events alike, so check in often to see what’s happening.
A terrific day's fun onsite, with friends and colleagues working together by cycling to raise funds for the society.
Check your balls!
Amazing story from David Buckley. What he thought was just a "bang" in training turned into something more serious.
Dashers to the Rescue
DASH will donate funds raised between 10am and 12pm every Sunday to the week’s chosen cause.
static cycle - update
May 28 – Connolly Hospital
A crack team of athletes took on the “in-house” section of our Charity Cycle. Unfortunately, before we had time to grab the camera, the athletes had left and all that remained were our own colleagues, so we took some pictures of them!
You can see some of the hardy souls involved in the galleries.
A super event and a great effort by all concerned, raising funds for the Society.
Don’t forget, the event runs to June 6th and you can still register for and support it by clicking “Join”.
#check your balls
In March 2020, David Buckley returned home from GAA training, having completed a regular session with his team mates at St. Brigid’s GAA Club. He felt an unease and a sense that something wasn’t “right” with his groin. He put it down to a bang at training and waited for it to get better.
However, as the days went on, it became clear that the problem wasn’t going away. After discussing it further with his girlfriend, he resolved to get it checked out.
After a series of tests, it transpired that David had a cancerous growth on his testicle, requiring immediate attention. Thankfully, following a successful surgery and follow up consultations, David has now received the “all clear”.
So grateful was he to the medical teams that looked after him during his illness, he was moved to run a fundraising event to give back to those who had helped him along the way. He and a selection of his friends ran 8km, every four hours, over a period of 24 hours.
The Society is exceptionally grateful to David and his friends, whose hard work and determination led to a donation of over €6000.
His message to all men of all ages is to check themselves regularly, without feeling embarrassed. Checking could literally save a life.
You can read more about David’s story by clicking the “Story” button.
dashers to the rescue
Each week DASH Container Café provides a platform to raise awareness and support for local community-based good causes. DASH will donate funds raised between 10am and 12pm every Sunday to the week’s chosen cause.
On Sunday June 6th, Dash Container Café at The Hole in the Wall pub will be promoting the Society.
If you’re grabbing a coffee on Sunday, you’ll have an opportunity to help the Society at the same time.
You can find out more about Dash by clicking the “Dash” button.