Westgate Events and community interaction with Westgate

Westgate Events and community interaction with Westgate

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 much? ??

A lovely surprise visit from Santa today ?.. we made it on the nice list ??.. thanks Santa ??

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We would like to send lots of thank you to our amazing community this Christmas:-

A big thank you to Permanent TSB, Ballincollig, who kindly donated money towards our Clients Christmas gift bag. We are truly grateful for your kindness.

Thank you so much to Bank of Ireland, Ballincollig, who kindly donated lots of chocolates and sweets to our Staff here at Westgate. Happy Christmas to you all.

Thank you to the many school children who were so thoughtful and kind this year in making Christmas cards for our Clients: 2nd and 4th class girls in Maria Assumpta Primary School in Ballyphehane, 6th Class Boys in Sunday’s Well National School, 4th Class in Farran National School, Scoil Eoin Ballincollig, Cheeky Cherubs Ballincollig. You are all amazing. Have a wonderful Christmas from us all here at Westgate.

A big thank you, to our local councillors for their support: Garret Kelleher, Colette Finn and Fergal Dennehy for ward fund donations and Cllr Derry Canty and Colm Kelleher for their ongoing year round support.
Cllr Derry Canty
Colm Kelleher
Thank you to Logitech in the Airport Industrial Estate for sponsoring our Christmas Lights and Greenveldt for donating outdoor Christmas decorations
A very big thank you to the staff of MAAS, Link Road, Ballincollig for opting to donate to Westgate instead of having their Christmas party this year. Their kindness and generosity is so much appreciated.
A big thank you to our community and many members and friends who kindly contributed donations to us this Christmas
A huge thank you to Community Masks Cork for donating 175 beautifully handmade masks to Westgate Foundation. Thank you so much to Sandra and all the volunteers for your fantastic work.

(Photo: Sandra Lane, Community Masks Cork Volunteer presenting a bag of 175 face masks to Julie Murphy CEO Westgate Foundation….and a selection of the beautiful masks).


Ballincollig ICA

Westgate Foundation wishes to express our sincere appreciation to Ballincollig ICA for presenting us with beautifully handmade sets of PPE scrubs for our staff team. We really appreciate the care and time that went into the making of these and the community spirit of the ICA women in thinking of us. Hope you all stay safe.

Thank you so much Tommy Holmes.

This is wonderful. Hope to see you and all the other musicians soon ?


Music in the garden to brighten the Day for Westgate Daycare Clients

On Monday September 28th musicians from Music in the Community (MIC) partnered with Staff of Westgate Foundation to bring wonderful music to clients’ homes. Five wonderfully talented musicians Majella Cullagh, Adrian, Joe, Keeva and Aoifa travelled to the home of three of our clients to entertain them with music and song. Mary Donnelly and Orlagh Greene from Westgate Daycare Centre went along also to see our much missed clients and to ensure that all social distancing and safety measures were in place to make it a safe event for everyone. Our clients expressed great appreciation for the visit and it brought a much needed lift to everyone’s spirits after the many months of being confined to home and not being able to attend our Daycare Centre. We hope that this will be the first of many more Music in the Garden visits to our clients.





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 Clíóna 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 

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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