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Thursday 13 December 2018

Concert in Sue's memory raised €3,000 for hospice

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At the cheque presentation. Back: Leanne Sheridan, Lizzie Gibbon, Joanne Powell, Michelle Roche, Jennifer Long and Carol Furlong. Front: Shane Clancy, David Clancy, Elizabeth O’Sullivan of Hospice Homecare and Kyle Clancy
At the cheque presentation. Back: Leanne Sheridan, Lizzie Gibbon, Joanne Powell, Michelle Roche, Jennifer Long and Carol Furlong. Front: Shane Clancy, David Clancy, Elizabeth O’Sullivan of Hospice Homecare and Kyle Clancy

Anna Hayes

A concert held to celebrate the musical talent of the late Sue Furlong made a profit of €3,000 which Ms Furlong's husband David Clancy recently donated to Wexford Hospice Homecare.

The 'Amazing Grace' concert was held in May 2017 and saw a huge crowd turn up to show their appreciation for the gifted local musician. The concert was organised by a group of musicians and people who knew that, at the time, Ms Furlong was battling cancer and they wanted to pay tribute to her.

Ms Furlong sadly passed away in January, after which time David was given space to grieve.

But recently, the organisers of the concert came to him and explained that they had €3,000 from the concert which they gave to him to decide how best to utilise it.

David said: 'For the last few months of Sue's life, she spoke of wanting to do something for hospice. The hospice nurses gave us great support, both medically and emotionally, and we really appreciated their help. Unfortunately, Sue ran out of time so donating this money to them seemed the right thing to do.'

Mr Clancy added that it was only when you experienced the services of hospice that you really appreciated how tough a job the nurses have but, at the same time, what a vital organisation it was.

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