Little Tadhg McElroy is a very special patient who has inspired Tech Group employees to raise an amazing €91,000 for Temple Street!
The Tech Group presented their latest cheque for €18,000 last month and were joined by Tadhg for the special occasion.
Tech Group employees first voted to support Temple Street in 2012. Our Renal Unit is particularly close to their hearts, as this where Tadhg, son of Tech Group engineer Terry McElroy, has received expert care.
Tadhg was born with chronic renal failure; two severely damaged kidneys with less than 15% functionality and a long list of other medical problems. At just six months old he was transferred to Temple Street and went onto haemodialysis three days a week.
After a lengthy screening process it was confirmed that Tadhg was a match for one of his mum Clidhna’s kidneys. At just two and a half Tadhg received his transplant at Temple Street and was the youngest child in Ireland to do so.
Through its annual ‘West without Borders’ fundraising initiative, Tech Group employees have clocked up thousands of miles to make miracles happen in Temple Street. Funds were raised in many ways, including cake sales, bag packing at supermarkets, annual leave raffle, soccer tournament and Ladies Mini Marathon sponsorship. The Tech Group enlisted the help of celebrity friends Ian Madigan, Bobby Kerr and Barry Geraghty to raise awareness and to ‘get on their bikes’ alongside The Tech Group team members at the flagship annual cycling event in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.
Since they began fundraising for Temple Street in 2012 they have purchased two dialysis machines, three dialysis therapy chairs and two patient monitors for the hospital and made a huge positive impact of the Renal department. Their hard work and determination has helped to make miracles happen here in Temple Street. Congratulations to everyone involved!