Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Say 'hi' to Hope

Maintain Hope founder Gerry O'Donoghue is back in Kenya where he's making preparations for this year's arrival of volunteer workers from Ireland, writes Brian Byrne.

He sent a picture to the Diary of himself with Hope, the baby girl who was left at the gates of the orphanage earlier this year and for whose needs the recent 'Acoustic Picnic' concert proceeds were designated.

"She is doing well, but will need constant care over the next few months," Gerry told the Diary, adding that all is well in Kenya as it recovers from 'Obamamania'. "His visit had a huge impact here."

Gerry expresses his thanks, once again, to all who have supported, and are supporting the activities of the charity.

The Volunteer Programme for 2015 is fully subscribed but Maintain Hope are taking expressions of interest in MH 2016.

INTO Members who volunteer with Maintain Hope can apply for a grant towards the placement fee from the INTO Solidarity Fund. Contact Georgina Glackin, gglackin@into.ie at Head Office.