The Mayo International Supporters Foundation appears to be winding down.
Earlier this week Mayo County Board ammounced it has ceased all contact with the group’s millionaire Chairman Tim O’Leary over tweets he published calling for the removal of Mayo Football Manager James Horan last weekend.
Midwest News understands the foundation has made a series of donation to various groups this week.
Today it has announced a donation of 50,000 euro to the Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation.
The monies will be used to provide palliative care services to the people of Mayo and Roscommon.
CEO of the Mayo Roscommon Foundation Martina Jennings says it’s wonderful news and has thanked the foundation for its generous contribution.
The new multi million euro hospice in Castlebar was due to open to patients around Easter time this year, but while recruitment of staff for the facility is about to get underway, it now looks like this Autumn before it will be available to patients.
Martina explained to Midwest News today that progress is slower than anticipated, but she said that was due to the time involved in the HSE actually securing the funding for the facility that was approved in last October’s budget. Nonetheless she says it will definitely be opened to patients before the end of this year.
Meanwhile preliminary work on the new hospice facility site in Roscommon town, has been hampered by recent inclement weather, but the contractor is expected to be on site before the end of next month.
Martina told Midwest News today about the welcome 50,000 euro donation from the foundation.