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Building a Vital Support for Children & Families

supporting sick kids in the west of ireland

Galway Sick Kids Foundation CLG was “established is to fund-raise for the purchasing of equipment, medical and other, for use in the promotion of health, including the prevention or relief of sickness, disease and human suffering in the Paediatric Unit of University Hospital Galway. This will be achieved by the provision of equipment at the unit for use by members of the staff and for the benefit of patients and outpatients.”

Our Mission

We endeavour to raise funds to make a difference and improve the hospital experience for the children attending GUH paediatric unit. We will support them and their families through stressful times by providing basic facilities, equipment and information in a child-focused, friendly environment. We support the children of Galway, Donegal, Sligo, Roscommon, Mayo and North Clare.


Projects completed

We have completed the following projects so far as requested by the unit from the fundraising money we have received from your generous donations:

Children’s bathroom
Cubbie for children’s indoor play area
Wheelchair swing for the children’s outdoor play area

Our Fantastic Board Members


Thérèse is married with two grown up sons. A trained nurse she worked in St. Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin. As well as fundraising for various charities in the past, she was actively involved with the Community Games & underage soccer with Salthill Devon & was a member of the Board of Management of St. Joseph’s Special School for several years. Thérèse has firsthand experience of the Paediatric Department of UHG and is keen to give her support to this very worthy cause.

Denise Holland VICE Chairperson

Born in Galway, Denise is married with one daughter and works as a lecturer in the discipline of Management in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economic NUI Galway. While she has supported a number of charities over the years, this is the first time she has taken an official lead role. With over 30 years of business experience with strong people skills, sound business acumen and judgement, she believes in pushing boundaries and going the extra mile!

Yvonne Carpenter

Yvonne is a registered nurse and works as Director of Nursing in St Mary’s Residential Care Centre in Galway City.   Yvonne has previously spend time overseas in Belarus volunteering in orphanages there.  She is delighted to be associated with a local charity that is used by so many children on the West Coast.