Outcare Foundation chair and Navan resident John Bradley was approached by local musician and Tartan Pub regular Tom Taflor last month with an idea to bring together a bunch of fellow musicians from other bands for a one night stand to raise money for the Foundation. Tartan owner Chris Bishop gave them a venue and the rest is history.
The event brought together a number of friends from both the Navan area and Orléans and served the dual purpose of raising both money and awareness about the Outcare Foundation and the important work the agency does.
“This is fantastic. Events like this help us raise our profile in letting people know what the Foundation is all about and we can raise some money at the same time it’s a win-win,” says Bradley who also received a $1,000 cheque from the Navan Lions Club as part of their ongoing support of the Foundation and its work.
In 2012 the club gave the Foundation $2,500 in support of it’s telelink program which enables remote consultations between palliative care professionals in rural communities and local practitioners and their patients.
The club’s latest contribution will be used to help fund the Outcare Foundation’s Campaign for Comfort aimed at providing the region’s hospices with equipment used to improve the patient’s quality of care.
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