Séan Tobin

  • A fund raising campaign for the oncology units at both Mayo and Sligo University Hospitals is underway in memory of the late Castlebar man, Séan Tobin.

    Séan was an emergency medical technician and was one of the first employees of Murray Ambulance Service. A young man he became ill with cancer, and after undergoing difficult treatment, returned to his work, and was widely recognised as excellent at his job. He is described by his employer and colleagues as having the gift of empathy and compassion.

    Throughout his illness he exemplified how to deal with adversity, and to honour his life and commitment to helping others, Murray Ambulance Service have set up a GoFundMe page in Sean’s memory.

    In teams, theSean Tobin Memorial 999 Walk, plan to walk 999kms this month (May) and all funds raised will go to the oncology departments at both hospitals, where Sean regularly brought in patients.

    James Murray, of Murray Ambulance Service has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa O'Malley why so many people want to honour and pay tribute to Séan..

    The GoFundme page for donations to TheSean Tobin Memorial 999 Walk can be accessed at : www.gofundme.com/f/sean-tobin-memorial-999-walk