8 April 2017
Capital grant of €1m confirmed.
At a Gala Dinner organised by Wicklow County Council on 7 April, Minster for Health Simon Harris TD confirmed that his Department and HSE supported the Foundation’s request for €1m in capital funding towards the building of the Hospice, and that this grant will be made available in 2018.
The Minister’s announcement was described as a fantastic breakthrough for the Hospice, as it should allow plans to be finalised and a building contract to be placed in 2017.
Hozier was a surprise guest at the Gala and he performed a set for the delighted guests. Wicklow County Council presented a total of €50,000 from the five municipal districts in the county and a further €34,000 was raised at the dinner from guests and many generous sponsors.
Our grateful thanks to the Councillors and council staff, Hozier and the many guests and supporters for this wonderful event.