Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration raises funds for Renal Unit

29th September 2022
Image: Interim Assistant Director Women and Acute Child Health, Kieran Quinn, Eileen Quinn, Sister, Claire McKenzie, Brian Quinn, Lead Nurse, Amanda Byers and Interim Assistant Director Medical Specialties & Cancer Services, Mary Jo Thompson.

A generous couple from Ballynahinch, who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary recently, used their party to raise £535 to the Renal Unit in the Ulster Hospital.

When Brian and Eileen Quinn discovered a party had been organised for them, they decided instead of receiving gifts, money could be raised for the Renal Unit at the Ulster Hospital where Brian undergoes dialysis three times per week.

Mr and Mrs Quinn said, “We wanted to show our appreciation to all of the team in the Renal Unit, for the care and support they provide, especially during the time spent in the unit for dialysis.”

“We are very grateful to everyone who kindly donated money and spent the time to celebrate with us.”

Lead Nurse Amanda Byers said, “The staff of the Renal Unit and myself are incredibly grateful to Mr and Mrs Quinn for this generous donation collected in lieu of presents to mark their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

“We really appreciate their donation which will go towards Renal research, staff education and the Development Fund which provides medical equipment and items to improve patient comfort, such as televisions.”

The Renal Unit in the Ulster Hospital supports patients suffering from a range of kidney diseases across the South Eastern Trust area.