AN Armagh man has presented a cheque for over £16,000 to the Neonatal Unit of Craigavon Area Hospital as a thank-you for the care his son received there.
Paul Clarke, who works for McGeown Haulage of Armagh, raised the money through a cabaret and dance held in Canal Court Hotel, Newry, in November.
Recently, Paul visited the unit along with his wife Dea and sons Ashton and Shea, to present a cheque for £16,034.
This will go towards the purchase of new neonatal incubators for the unit and is the family’s way of saying thanks to staff for their treatment and care of Shea during his stay in December 2007.
The fundraising night was hosted and compered by truck-driving country music man Sean Wallace and there was music from ‘Limelight’, John Feehan and Michael McGrady plus a special guest appearance by the Tri-Axle
Group/ Do-Rightlys who reformed especially for the night.
A raffle was also held which included top prizes of breaks for two in the Allingham Arms Hotel, Bundoran; the Slieve Russell Hotel and Spa, Co Cavan and Red Castle Golf and Spa Hotel, Co Donegal plus 500 litres of home heating oil supplied by CFS Fuels.
Paul also compiled a 2013 calendar featuring 12 of Ireland’s top trucking companies all displaying their eye -catching trucks, which was also on sale on the night.
Paul would like to thank everyone involved for their support in his endeavours and generous donations for this worthy cause. In particular, Paul would like to extend a huge thanks to Adrian McGeown, McGeown Haulage; Andrew Nesbitt, Cross Refrigeration; Sean McArdle, MT Waste; Eammon Boylan, CFS Fuels; John Jordan, Tranzone and Mickey McLoughlan, Fresco Seafoods.