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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
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.
(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).
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
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.