Westgate Foundation Patron scheme

 
A very big thank you to the businesses and individuals who have so generously supported our Westgate Foundation Patron scheme over the last 4 years.
Your generosity and support has been hugely helpful to us in generating the funding needed to run our services.
Unfortunately due to Covid-19 we had to suspend our Patron Scheme early in 2019. We hope however to resume the scheme when it becomes safe to open up all of our services again. The on-going support and goodwill that our Patrons have shown towards our work means so much. We are thinking of you all and hope that you are staying safe and finding ways of meeting the many challenges that Covid 19 is bringing to lives and livelihoods. Stay safe everyone and stay hopeful for better times to come.
Below are the Patrons from 2018 and 2019.
 
 
 
 
 
 
A hugh thank to all of our Westgate Staff for preparing and delivering Christmas gifts to our Clients and Members this week. The appreciation and joy from our clients and members was the most enjoyable experience we had in a long time. Thank you all so much.

 

All at Westgate Foundation wish to express our huge and heartfelt thanks to Ronan, Tom Butler and all at Ballincollig Scouts for the incredible generosity they have shown to older people in our community this Christmas. Today Ronan and two young scouts, Ryan and Jamie came to Westgate to deliver a bus load of the most beautifully wrapped gifts to be delivered on Friday to our Meals on Wheels clients. It means so much that young people and their families care so much about older people in our community and these gifts will bring a lot of joy to a lot of people. Thank you all SO muchπŸ‘ πŸ˜€πŸ’œ

A lovely surprise visit from Santa today πŸŽ….. we made it on the nice list πŸ‘πŸ‘.. thanks Santa πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

A huge congratulations to Westgate Foundation Choir members and Drama Group members for their wonderful performances in Cork ETB’s Across the Distance which will be screened on You Tube tonight as part of Cork Culture Night. Fantastic performances all round from our members and so uplifting for everyone to watch. A huge thank you to ClΓ­Γ³na O Riain, director of Westgate Choir for providing the musical direction and accompaniment to our members and to Lena Cronin of Cork ETB for spearheading the initiative and inviting us to be part of it.
A very big thank you to our Social and Active retirement group manager Phil Lynch for organising all of the rehearsals and bringing everyone on board and to our IT manager Fiona O Connell for filming the performances at Westgate Foundation. The link to the video is https://youtu.be/pPBfdvAqiLs or google Across the Distance Cork Culture 2020 or click on the photo below and it will direct you straight to it β€β€β€β€

Video:- Tony Naughton from Westgate’s Choir

Video:- Helen O Donoghue

 

We’re proud and delighted to share that on Saturday, fourth of July, having been absent for far too long, music returned to Westgate.
After months of quiet and challenging circumstances, our residents came to their front doors to enjoy a socially distanced, outdoor concert, on a beautiful summer evening by Westgate Musicians Charlies Ward, Tommy Holmes, Kevin McSweeney, Tony Naughton and John Touhy.

 

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