The Donohue family presented a cheque to the value of €18,718 to Embrace FARM - Ireland’s dedicated farm accident support network for those impacted by farming accidents on Sunday (November 4th).
These were the proceeds of the barn dance and charity auction held in memory of Declan Jnr at Healy’s Hall, Glenamoy, Ballina, Co. Mayo. €8,000 of the funds have been donated to First Light - a sudden infant and child death charity.
The charity auction included sports memorabilia which include a fully signed authentic Manchester United jersey, courtesy of Martin Donohue via Old Trafford; fully-signed Mayo Football jersey; fully-signed Galway Hurling jersey, fully-signed Connacht Rugby jersey and a fully-signed Dublin 2016 Commemorative jersey.
Other prizes on the night which was hosted in memory of Declan Jnr, included an All-Ireland Rugby jersey, courtesy of Embrace Farm and other agricultural supplies sponsored by several Connacht-based businesses.
Declan Jnr, son of Declan and Geraldine Donohue was visiting his relations in Ballinaboy, Belmullet, Co. Mayo when he was struck by a tractor and died on July, 29th, 2015. He was described as a “little boy who brought so much joy to everyone with his mischievous smile and devilment.”
Embrace FARM acknowledged the support received from the family - Declan; Geraldine; Julianna and Noah
"These funds are shared with FirstLight who do amazing work supporting families with loss and grief like the Donohues in their journey. We thank the Donohue Family with our hearts and we always remember little Declan Jnr in all we do."
Image Source: Embrace FARM \ Facebook.