The Caraher family from Cullyhanna have raised £5,045 for Daisy Hill Hospital Children's Ward in memory of their son Ciarán who would have turned 21 in June.

The family have raised an incredible total of £112, 000 since Ciarán died in 1998 which they have donated to  Meningitis Research and Daisy Hill Emergency Department.

The Carahers would like to express their heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped to organise a fantastic programme of events in Cullyhanna. The Fun Family Weekend included a Tractor Run, a Country and Jiving night, a Family Fun day and Barbeque.

Francis and Sheila Caraher with daughter Colleen and granddaughter Danielle presenting a cheque of £5,045 in memory of their son Ciarán to staff of Children’s Ward, Daisy Hill Hospital, Sister Bronagh Corr, Ward Manager, Ciara McCrink, Acting Ward Manager and Staff Nurses Michelle Thompson and Orla Heaney.
Francis and Sheila Caraher with daughter Colleen and granddaughter Danielle presenting a cheque of £5,045 in memory of their son Ciarán to staff of Children’s Ward, Daisy Hill Hospital, Sister Bronagh Corr, Ward Manager, Ciara McCrink, Acting Ward Manager and Staff Nurses Michelle Thompson and Orla Heaney. Carahers have raised a total of £112, 000 since Ciarán died in 1998 which they have donated to  Meningitis Research and Daisy Hill Emergency Department.

The family would sincerely like to thank everyone who took part in the weekend’s activities, sponsored and donated funds, while raising awareness of meningitis and helping them to remember their beloved son.

Accepting the cheque on behalf of the Children’s Ward at Daisy Hill Hospital, Ward Manager Sr Bronagh Corr said: “On behalf of all of our staff and patients I would like to thank the Carahers and everyone who contributed to their amazing fundraising efforts for such generosity. This very welcome donation will be used to buy equipment for our new Paediatric Unit which will be opening early next year.”