Mairead Retires From Kerry Hospice Foundation After Many Years Of Service

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Mairead Fernane (centre) with Jack Shanahan and Mary Shanahan of Kerry Hospice Foundation. Photo by Dermot Crean

A STALWART of the Kerry Hospice Foundation, Mairead Fernane, has retired from duties after 15 years.

Mairead got involved in the Foundation in 2006 and was treasurer since 2015. She said the decision to step down was a difficult one and it was a huge privilege to work for such a worthy cause.

“It has been inspiring to know that the efforts of the volunteers has enable the qualified and caring staff in Suaimhneas, the Day Unit, the Instay Care Unit and hospitals throughout the county to offer genuine care to those who need it,” she said.

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“I know I will miss the work and friendships, but I will always look back with genuine pleasure and a sense of fulfilment on my time with the Hospice,” she said.

Mairead thanked all involved for their support over the years and especially the branch treasurers who were so co-operative and supportive to her over the past six years.

Chairman of the Kerry Hospice Foundation, Jack Shanahan, thanked Mairead for her years of service.

“Mairead has steadfastly represented the best interests of the Kerry Hospice Foundation. It was a huge duty of trust and responsibility, one she has looked after with great honesty, care and dedication,” he said.

“While it is a time tinged with sadness, the loss of a familiar face in a demanding role, it is also a time for gratitude. From all your friends and fellow volunteers, thank you Margaret,” he added.

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