Colin Maybin and Sinead Grogan from Momentum Support presenting cheque for €50,000 to St James’ GUIDe Clinic.

Colin Maybin and Sinead Grogan from Momentum Support were in attendance to present a cheque for €50,000 to St James’ GUIDe Clinic. As co-sponsors of the Liberties Fun Run held on 21st July 2016, Momentum support were proud to support the work of the clinic and were delighted at the response to the event.

 

GUIDe Clinic is the largest free treatment centre for HIV & STIs in Ireland. Over 27,000 patients attended the outpatients clinic at the Genital Urinary Medicine and Infectious Diseases outpatients clinics at St. James’s Hospital in 2015. STI and STD infection in Ireland continue to rise and the work carried out by the GUIDe clinic is vital in this battle. Donations can be made at the www.supportstjames.ie website.

 

The Liberties Fun Run was, as always, part of the annual Liberties Festival. The Liberties Festival has been running since 1969 and won the LAMA national community and council awards 2016.

 

A mix of sports events, poetry readings, arts and drama, the festival reflects the history and cultural significance of The Liberties in Dublin City. A visit to the festival quickly shows the visitor the warmth and humor of the locals. Asking any local about this ancient area’s Viking heritage is one way to begin your exploration of the Liberties.

 

Momentum want to wish all the participants and organisers of the 2016 Fun Run and Liberties Festival very well done for all their hard work. Both were a great success and we look forward to seeing you all at the starting line next year!

To learn more about the St. James’ Hospital Foundation, the GUIDe Clinic, and future events, please visit www.supportstjames.ie.