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Waterford Hospice

Hike For Nell



On Monday 25th March, Barbara Murphy, Chairperson of Waterford Hospice travelled to Dungarvan to meet with The Dalton Family and their friends from Modeligo, Colligan, Touraneena, Dungarvan, Kilgobinet, Ballymacabry and other areas who organised a phenomenal fundraiser in memory of their mother, sister and friend Nell Dalton RIP.


In 2023 ‘Hike For Nell’ was an unique fundraiser with so many people and communities coming together to show their support in memory of Nell Dalton and raising €66.315 for Waterford Hospice.


The Finnisk Drag Hunt Committee held a mega raffle to raise funds for ‘Hike For Nell’.   Nell was heavily involved in the Dungarvan Point to Point, Dungarvan Show and Ballyrafter Showjumping Centre in Lismore. She travelled as a judge in showjumping circles all around the country until her illness took hold in 2022.


The ‘Little Bob’ Tractor Run in Touraneena on New Year’s Day 2023 donated all monies raised in memory of Bob Power RIP to ‘Hike For Nell’


The Norris family donated generously from the ‘Danny Norris Trust’ sadly Danny also passed away in 2022.


On the 30th April 2023 over 100 hikers and supports travelled to Killarney to take on the challenge of climbing Carrauntoohil the highest mountain in Ireland in memory Nell Dalton.


Micháel Dalton said ‘The Dalton family are overwhelmed with the support we got for the ‘Hike for Nell’. Sadly, our Mam passed away in September 2022 after a battle with cancer. With the help and support of Waterford Hospice we got Mam home for her final few weeks.  The care was second to none, so we wanted to give something back’


Barbara Murphy, Chairperson of Waterford Hospice thanked the Dalton Family, their friends and committee members for their phenomenal fundraising.  She went on to say that ‘it was the support of so many great people that made this fundraiser so successful and unique.  Waterford Hospice is so grateful for this support and will made sure that all these funds will provide comforts, supports and amenities for patients and their families in the Community and of the South East Palliative Care Centre’