‘Liam’s Lodge’ is delighted to announce that we have received our first large donation of building materials ,valued at over €50,000. With construction due to commence later this year, this donation by Dublin based Ecocem is a huge boost to our charity.
Up to eight percent of Irish people are affected by rare disease. About 70 percent are children, from which 30 per cent will die before reaching their fifth birthday. Latest figures show that over 200,000 children are affected by rare disease in Ireland and there are no dedicated respite services for these children and their families.
On this very same day, Liams Lodge launched its own 40′ truck, pictured above, which was loading the cement this afternoon in Dublin.
“Following the recent expansion to our Dublin factory we have been on the lookout for a worthy cause to donate our product to. ‘Liam’s Lodge’ will initially receive 28 tons of our specially manufactured concrete to help build the centre. The team at Ecocem are hugely enthusiastic and delighted to be a part of this groundbreaking charity that will help so many children and their families.” says Susan McGarry, Technical Development Manager at Ecocem
“We have had huge support across Ireland since we officially announced the Blennerville site as the location for ‘Liam’s Lodge’. To receive this generous donation marks a major turning point for ‘Liam’s Lodge’ in beginning construction later this year. We are very grateful for the support of Ecocem and Quirkes Quarries in Kerry” said Tony Heffernan, Founder of ‘Liam’s Lodge’.
“We are overwhelmed with the support and fundraising initiatives happening around the country on behalf of ‘Liam’s Lodge’. We would like to continue our appeal to those who work in the construction industry who could donate their valuable time and expertise as well as construction supplies.”
The first load, delivered by John O’Sullivan, will transport the supplies from Dublin to Quirkes Quarries in Co Kerry in his transformed dedicated ‘Liam’s Lodge’ lorry. ‘Liam’s Lodge’ will welcome its first families in 2015 initially catering for 520 families each year, increasing to 1560 families a year when fully built. To complete the charity will need to raise just €4.0 million.