The recent walk and run on the Tuam Bypass was a roaring success as just under 1,000 people participated and donated an amazing sum of over €9,700 for Tuam Cancer Care. DirectRoute would like to thank everyone that participated and gave so generously to a great cause. We would also like to thank Tuam Cancer Care for organising the event in what was a relatively short period of time and to Roadbridge who prepared the area in advance to ensure that the event passed off safely and without incident. 

For further information on Tuam Cancer Care and the services they provide you can check them out at www.facebook.com/tuamcancercarecentre and their website www.tuamcancercare.ie. You can also contact the centre on (Tel) 093-28522 or email supoort@tuamcancercare.ie.

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Tuam Cancer Care Rose Amy Geoghegan cut the tape for the walk/run with L-R Declan Carney (DirectRoute), Maureen Grealish and Eimear Keane (both Tuam Cancer Care) and Paraic McCarthy (Roadbridge).

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DirectRoute recently made a donation to Cancer Care West, arising from the Health and Safety incentive on the M17/18 motorway project.

Cancer Care West is committed to providing the best support to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis in a safe, nurturing and accessible environment. Cancer Care Wet provides its services to its residents in accompaniment to medical treatment through the provision of accommodation in Inis Aoibhinn Lodge and support services in the Cancer Support Centre.

The lodge, located on the grounds of University Hospital Galway, provides accommodation to patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment at UHG and includes facilities for a patient's family member or guest to share. The Cancer Support Centre offers a wide range of services, available free of charge to anyone affected by cancer - patients, carers, family members and close friends. Patient support is the central focus of Cancer Care West. Its main priorities are to equip people living with cancer with the practical and emotional support they need to maintain a peace of mind and quality of life. Cancer Care West also provides cancer awareness & educational programmes and supports research into patient care.

If you wish to make a donation to Cancer Care West, you can do so on their website www.cancercarewest.ie. Alternatively, you can contact Cancer Care West on 091-545000 or by emailing info@cancercarewest.ie.

Cancer Care West is a regsitered charity - CHY 11260

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(L-R: Seamus Sorohan (Lagan Construction), Paul Walsh (Lagan Construction), Rachel Dooley (Cancer Care West),
Nadine Monaghan (DirectRoute), Gary Kennedy (Lagan Construction).

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DirectRoute really appreciate the ongoing co-operation being shown by our neighbours and the general public in helping to ensure that the project is constructed as safely as possible for everyone.

As the works progress, we are starting to see people using the new motorway as a walking route. There are many hazards still remaining on these nearly completed sections of motorway. With work incomplete, this means that these areas are still not safe and we would ask that you continue to stay away from the construction site. Our mobile security patrols will continue to patrol the site out of hours and they will ask all unauthorised persons to leave the site. Particularly, we are asking parents and guardians to help ensure their children understand the importance of this and comply with it.

We also ask that you continue to exercise extreme caution when travelling on the public road and where it interfaces with any roadworks. We ask all walkers and cyclists to use high visibility clothing as "to be seen is to be safe" at these construction site interfaces.

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DirectRoute recently made a donation to Galway Hospice Foundation, arising from the Health and Safety incentive scheme run on the M17/18 motorway project.

Galway Hospice Foundation provides a wide range of fully-accredited specialist Palliative Care Services to adults & children with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, as well as providing support to their families and carers. These services which include Home Care, Inpatient Care, Day Care, Bereavement Support and Education, are delivered across Galway city and county and the adjoining islands.

Galway Hospice has become ever more reliant on voluntary donations in the current economic environment. Although the HSE has increased its level of funding for Galway Hospice, they are still required to raise €1.8 million per annum to meet the cost of providing essential patient services.

It is projected that demand for specialist hospice inpatient care will double in the next 10 years, and late last year, Galway City Councillors, by majority decision, approved an application by Galway Hospice for the re-zoning of seven acres of land adjoining Merlin Park Hospital. This will now enable Galway Hospice to progress to design and planning stages for the development of a new hospice at that location, which will enable them to meet the projected substantial increase in demand for hospice inpatient care for the people of Galway city and county.

For more information or to support Galway Hospice, contact 091-770868 or fundraising@galwayhospice.ie.

Galway Hospice is a registered charity - CHY 8837.

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L-R: Ciaran Blake (Sisk), Padraig Scanlon (Sisk), Orla Feeney (Galway Hospice), Nadine Monaghan (DirectRoute).

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Nadine Monaghan of DirectRoute, along with Jacobs Engineering, Sisk, Lagan Construction, Halcrow Barry and Arup, recently collected 24 boxes of various foods to donate to the Galway Simon Community. We were delighted to receive such fantastic support for such a worthy cause, especially at Christmas time.

Since 1979, Galway Simon Community work with people in the areas of homelessness prevention, housing and health & well-being. The Galway Simon Community take a housing first approach. Their work is focused on preventing people from becoming homeless by keeping people in their own homes or helping to resettle people to a new home through mainstream housing.

The Galway Simon Community works tirelessly to help people who find themselves in a difficult position. The following are some key statistics from the Galway Simon Community from 2015: 366 people were helped, 113 people were housed and 33 families (including 100 children) were helped.

If you would like to donate to the Galway Simon Community, you can do so on their website www.galwaysimon.ie or by contacing 091-381828. 

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L-R: Declan carney (DirectRoute), Amy Lavelle (Galway Simon Community), Fiona Doherty (DirectRoute).

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Lagan Construction Group staff recently participated in Movember and held a shave off with all proceeds being donated to galway Hopice Foundation. On the night, 10 beards and 2 heads were shaved which raised a grand total of €4581.61.

Galway Hospice provides a wide range of Specialist Palliative Care Services to adults and children with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. These services, which include Home Care, Inpatient Care, Day Care, Bereavement Support and Education are delivered across County Galway and the adjoining islands. Funding towards the specialist Inpatient services is provided by the HSE, while all other services depend entirely on voluntary contributions.

For more information or to support Galway Hospice, contact 091-770868. Alternatively, you can donate on the website www.galwayhospice.ie

Galway Hospice is a registered charity - CHY 8837

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Seamus Sorohan (Lagan), Kate Kelly (Lagan), Tommy Fox (Lagan), John Meehan (Galway Hospice                                                                                                           Foundation), Bryan McKevitt (Lagan), Caolan Doyle (Lagan), Willie Cunneen (Lagan), Odran Power (3D                                                                                                             Personnel), Dermot Gilheaney (Lagan), Declan O'Connell (Lagan) John McNamara (3D Personnel), Oisin                                                                                                             Boyle (Lagan).

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DirectRoute recently made a donation to Cancer Care West, arising from the Health and Safety incentive on the M17/18 Motorway Project.

Cancer Care West is dedicated to providing support to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis in a safe, nurturing and accessible environment. Cnancer Care West complements medical treatment through the provision of residential accommodation in Inis Aoibhinn Lodge and support services in the Cancer Support Services.

The lodge, located on the grounds of University Hospital Galway, provides accommodation to patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment at UHG and includes facilities for a patient's family member or guest to share. The Cancer Support Centre offers a diverse range of services, available free of charge to anyone affected by cancer - patients, carers, family members and close friends. Patient support is the central focus of Cancer Care West. Its main priorities are to equip people living with cancer with the practical and emotional support they need to maintain a peace of mind and quality of life. Cancer Care West also provides cancer awareness & educational programmes and supports research into patient care. 

If you wish to make a donation to Cancer Care West, you can do so on their website www.cancercarewest.ie. Alternatively, you can contact Cancer Care West on 091-545000 or by emailing info@cancercarewest.ie

Cancer Care West is registered charity- CHY 11260

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(L-R: Mairead Conneely (Cancer Care West), Michael Whelan (Roadbridge), Shane Foley (Roadbridge), 
Rachel Dooley (Cancer Care West), Kathleen Whiriskey (Cancer Care West), Nadine Monaghan (DirectRoute).

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DirectRoute recently made a donation to St. Oliver's Special School, arising from the Health and Safety incentive scheme run on the M17/18 Motorway project.

St. Oliver's Special School caters for pupils from 2 and a half and 18 years of age who have a moderate, severe or profound learning disability. The school also caters for pupils who have physical and sensory disabilities. St. Oliver's also has an Early Intervention Class which caters for children with a diagnosis of Autism between the ages of 2 and a half and 6 years of age. At present, there are 5 classes catering for all students in the school.

St. Oliver's Special School is under the patronage of Ability West. The school works with all the health & social partners to provide a well-supported environment for the pupils. This includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech & language therapy, psychology, behaviour support and family support services. The school also follows the NCCA Curriculum Guidelines, delivering a broad, balanced & relevant curriculum to the pupils.

St Oliver's Special School has very strong links with the local community. The pupils have the opportunity to participate fully in their local community during their life at school.

If you would like to donate to St Oliver's school, you can do so by contacting the school on 093-24402 or by emailing them at info@stoliversschool.ie.

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L-R: Seamus Sorohan (Lagan Construction Group), Martin Delaney (Lagan Construction Group),
Nadine Monaghan (DirectRoute), Marieta Nolan (Principal - St. Oliver's Special school) 

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DirectRoute recently made a donation to Western Alzheimers, arising from the Health and Safety incentive scheme run on the M17/18 Motorway project.

Western Alzheimers is a charitable organisation that provides a complete service of care to families affected by Alzheimers/Dementia in the Western Region of Ireland.

Supporting hundreds of families with a 'home from home' philosophy, Western Alzheimers ensures that people living with Alzheimers are cared for in a safe, comfortable and stimulating environment. Western Alzheimers offer the families support and facilities which include Long Stay Residential Care, Respite Care, Day Care and In-Home Care in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. Western Alzheimers are funded through state support from the HSE and DSP, fund raising activities and philanthropic contributions.

If you would like to donate to Western Alzheimers, you can do so on their website www.westernalzheimer.ie or by contacting their offices in Galway, Mayo or Roscommon. You will also find Western Alzheimers on Facebook.

Western Alzheimers Company registered number is 244419 and the registered charity number is 11416.

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L-R at presentation: Paraic McCarthy (Roadbridge), Kathleen Gormally (Western Alzheimers), John Power(Roadbridge), Marcella Walsh (Nurse-Maryfield Nursing Home), Shane Foley (Roadbridge), Patricia Faulkner (HCA-Maryfield Nursing Home), Nadine Monaghan (DirectRoute) 

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DirectRoute staff recently volunteered to participate in a community activity facilitated by COPE Galway, consisting of some painting and gardening work on a residence.

COPE Galway is a local organisation providing supports & services for people affected by Homelessness, women and children experiencing Domestic Violence, and for Older People. COPE Galway helps to Improve Quality of Life in a Home Of Your Own by Supporting Home, Promoting Community and Reducing Isolation.

COPE Galway is supported by over 200 volunteers, who aid the organisation in providing its full range of supports across all of its services around Galway. Corporate Volunteers can participate in COPE Galway's "Helping Hands" short term volunteering projects. These projects provide assistance to services to get practical work done such as painting a client's home, planting gardens or washing windows. Working together like this has proved to be very rewarding both for the volunteers involved and the services.

Fore more information or to support COPE Galway, contact Tel: +353 (091)778750, by e-mail to info@copegalway.ie or via the contact page on the COPE Galway website http://www.copegalway.ie. You will also find them on Facebook

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DirectRoute (Tuam) Ltd staff carrying out renovation work on behalf of COPE Galway.

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DirectRoute recently made a donation to the Galway's Parkinsons Association, arising from the Health & Safety incentive scheme run on the M17/18 motorway project.

Galway Parkinsons Association are a voluntary group which consists of people with Parkinsons disease, their family members and carers. The Association aims to provide practical support and information to people affected by Parkinsons, including seminars and support in relation to availability of services, grants and the like. They also deliver much needed therapeutic classes for people with Parkinsons in four centres each week.

The Association is in existence for 12 years and during that time, the membership has increased significantly and includes all age groups. The Association depends solely upon contributions from the public to enable them to provide their services. All donations are gratefully received and are used directly to provide Physiotherapy and Speech & Languages classes which are vital services to people with Parkinsons. Should you wish to contribute you can do so on their website, details given below.

For more information or to support the Galway Parkinsons Association, please do so via the contact page on the Galway Parkinsons website http://www.galwayparkinsons.com. You will also find the Association on Facebook.

You can also contact the Association on 087-7783825 Marie Cahil and 086-2566655 Caroline Rushe.

Galway Parkinsons Association is a registered charity - CHY 10816

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L to R at presentation: Declan Carney (DirectRoute), Caitríona Thornton (on behalf of Séan Thornton (Lagan)),
Marie Cahill (Galway Parkinsons Association) and Seamus Sorohan (Lagan).

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DirectRoute recently made a donation to the Tuam branch of MS Ireland, arising from the Health & Safety incentive scheme run on the M17/18 motorway project.

MS Ireland is the only national organisation providing information, support and advocacy services to the MS community. MS Ireland work with people with MS, their families and carers and a range of key stakeholders including health professionals, students and other interested in or concerned about MS.

The Tuam branch works with its members in the supporting of all the services noted above and by offering programmes such as Physio, alternative therapies etc. If you are in the Tuam area and have MS or know someone with MS, they would love to hear from you.

For more information or to support MS Ireland Branch, contact Tel: +353 (0)1 678 1600 or 1850 233 233,  Email: info@ms-society.ie.  Alternatively you can view the MS Ireland website: http://www.ms-society.ie/home

You can contact the Tuam Branch on   086 0531782, Caroline McCavera, Secretary

                                                 087 6882420, Josephine Regan, Chairperson

                                                 087 2748092, Mary Melia, Treasurer

MS Ireland is a registered charity CHY 5365

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L to R (rear) at presentation: Mary Melia and Caroline McCavera (MS Ireland - Tuam Branch), Seamus Mongan (Sisk), Josephine Regan (MS Ireland - Tuam Branch), Declan Carney (DirectRoute) and Orlagh Moran (Sisk)

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DirectRoute recently made a donation to Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, arising from the Health & Safety incentive scheme run on the N17/18 motorway project.

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is Ireland's national charity dedicated to helping persons who are blind or vision impaired and families of children with autism through a comprehensive suite of services to achieve increased mobility and independence and an improved quality of life.

Each year Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind must raise in excess of €4.8 million through fundraising to support the delivery of these essential services.

For more information or to support Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind,

contact Tel: +353 21 487 8200 or E-mail: info@guidedogs.ie. Alternatively you can view the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind website: http://www.guidedogs.ie/iopen24/index.php

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L to R (rear) at presentation: Noel Curtis (John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd), Frank Downes (Irish Guide Dogs For The Blind), Declan Carney (DirectRoute); Front: Gallagher (IGDFTB)

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is a registered charity – CHY 6006


Hospice

 

DirectRoute donation to Galway Hospice

DirectRoute recently made a donation to Galway Hospice arising from a Health & Safety incentive scheme run on the N17/18 motorway project.

Galway Hospice provides a wide range of Specialist Palliative Care Services to adults and children with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. These services, which include Home Care, Inpatient Care, Day Care, Bereavement Support and Education are delivered across County Galway and the adjoining islands. Funding towards the specialist Inpatient services is provided by the HSE, while all other services depend entirely on voluntary contributions. Each year, Galway Hospice must raise in excess of €1.6 million to support the delivery of these essential services which are provided free of charge, for as long as they are needed.

Galway Hospice have become ever more reliant on voluntary donations in the current economic environment. Their HSE funding continues to be reduced while at the same time the demand for their services continues to increase. Due to this increased demand Galway Hospice are actively expanding their existing premises in Renmore to accommodate an additional 6 in-patient beds over the next few months. The cost of this expansion will be funded entirely from voluntary contributions.

For more information or to support Galway Hospice, contact 091 770868 or info@galwayhospice.ie

Alternatively you can view the Galway Hospice website www.galwayhospice.ie
Latest Galway Hospice newsletter 

Galway Hospice is a registered charity – CHY 8837

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L to R at presentation: Declan Carney (DirectRoute), Gary Kennedy (Lagan Construction),

Orla Feeney (Galway Hospice), Keith Kelly (Lagan Construction), Seamus Sorohan (Lagan Construction) 

 

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DirectRoute recently made a donation to Pieta House West arising from a Health & Safety incentive scheme run on the N17/18 motorway project.

Pieta House West is a suicide and self-harm crisis centre based at Bishop Street in Tuam that serves the whole north-west region. The centre has fully qualified staff providing a professional, one-to-one therapeutic service for people who are experiencing suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm. Anyone can access the service; it is completely free of charge and a doctor’s referral or psychiatric report is not required. Most people are referred to Pieta House by family members or friends.

Since Pieta House West opened its doors just under 2 years ago they have seen and supported upwards of 550 men, women and children, providing up to 15 sessions of counselling completely free of charge. We also offer key person support to the person who is supporting the person in crisis and to date have delivered in excess of 5,300 therapy hours.

In the event that anyone is in need of the services offered at Pieta House, whether it is yourself or someone you know, all approaches are dealt with in complete confidentiality. Should you wish to contact Pieta House West the number is 093 25586 and opening hours are Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 9am to 5pm, Wednesday 9am to 8pm & Saturdays 10am to 2pm.

Pieta House is a registered charity (CHY16913) and relies heavily on the support of the public to provide this dedicated and specialised support. Further information on Pieta House West and the services provided by Pieta House in general can be viewed at www.pieta.ie  which includes a click and donate facility should you wish to make a contribution. 

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L to R at presentation: Declan Carney (DirectRoute), Shane Foley (Roadbridge), Marie Moran (Pieta House West), Sean Nolan (Roadbridge), Paraic McCarthy (Roadbridge) 

 

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Lagan staff participated in the Kiltiernan School coffee morning fund raising event for Galway Hospice

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 Lagan staff participated in the Kiltiernan School coffee morning fund raising event for Galway Hospice

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Sisk supports Athenry 1916 commemorative garden 

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Sisk donated a selection of suitable stone from the stone walls along the Project to the local Athenry tidy towns committee. The committee is building a 1916 commemorative garden in the town.

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Aware

DirectRoute donation to Aware

DirectRoute recently made a small donation to Aware arising from a Health & Safety incentive scheme run on the Project.

Aware provides information, education, and support services to persons and their relatives that are affected by stress, anxiety, depression, Bi-polar and other mood related disorders.

Aware have three support groups close to the corridor of the N17/18 road project – at Ballybane (near Oranmore), Loughrea and Ballinrobe (close to Tuam). The groups meet weekly and are free of charge, there is no requirement for a referral either.

Further information on Aware can be viewed at www.aware.ie and the support group co-ordinator for the West/North-west region, Mr. Des Greene, can be contacted at 087-2993142 or des.greene@aware.ie

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L to R at presentation: Michael Daly (Sisk), Declan Carney (DirectRoute), Des Greene (Aware, Support Group Co-ordinator), Noel Curtis (Sisk)

 



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