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RCSI Red Cross Makes Charitable Donation

08 May 2006

 RCSI students presented €11,010 to the Irish Red Cross and an African orphanage at a special ceremony in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) on Monday 08th May.  


Pictured presenting a cheque to the Nuru orphanage in Africa were (L to R) : Ms Debra Wong, 2nd year med and Vice-President of the RCSI Red Cross; Ms Durgavasini Devanath, 1st year med and President of the RCSI Red Cross and 1st year med student Ms Wafaa Ahmed, whose aunt runs the orphanage in Nuru.


Pictured (L-R) attending the RCSI Red Cross ceremony at the Royal College of Surgeons were: Ms Liz Roche, National Fundraising Officer, Irish Red Cross; Ms Durgavasini Devanath, President of the RCSI Red Cross; Ms Debra Wong, Vice-President of the RCSI Red Cross; Ms Lydia O’Halloran, Irish Red Cross Community Services and Development Officer ; Mr. Dennis Kavanagh, Finance Officer, Irish Red Cross and Mr. Willie Meegan, Dublin Borough Area Chairman.

The event, which coincides with International Red Cross Day, also included the inauguration of the RCSI Red Cross group as an official branch of the Irish Red Cross.

The monies were raised through a number of fundraising activities held by the society this year and will go towards the Irish Red Cross Pakistan earthquake appeal, the Philippines landslide appeal and the African Food crisis appeal as well as the Nuru orphanage and nursery school in Kenya.

In addition to fundraising for a variety of charities and organisations such as the Samaritans and St Vincent De Paul, the RCSI Red Cross also takes part in various projects throughout the year. Established in October 2004, it is run by students in the College which has a long history of fundraising for charities. Last year, it helped raise €19,750 for the Tsunami appeal.

For more information on the RCSI Red Cross, please seehttp://redcross.multiply.com