Maigh Cuilinn unites to launch HOPE4LIAM fundraising campaign

HOPE4LIAM was launched today at Scoil Cholmáin Tuairíní, Maigh Cuilinn by pupils of the school.

The fundraising campaign has been set up to support 20-year-old Liam Davoren from Maigh Cuilinn, a second-year Construction Management student at ATU. Liam suffered life-altering injuries in an accident that occurred on October 12th. Liam’s friends and the Maigh Cuilinn community are setting up the HOPE4LIAM fundraising campaign to help support Liam and his family on his road to recovery.

A fundraising committee has been created with representatives from across the community, including the sports clubs that Liam is involved with (Hurling, Football, Handball, Basketball), Scoil Cholmáin Tuairíní, where Liam was a pupil and where his mother Colleen works, Liam’s many friends, ATU where Liam is a student. Hope4Liam is linking with groups in Boston where Liam’s parents Josie and Colleen lived for many years and Chicago where Colleen is from to support the fundraising campaign.

Speaking at the launch Liam Hynes, Chairperson of Hope4Liam, said: “We are appealing to the people of Maigh Cuilinn and beyond to support our fundraising campaign to help Liam on the road to recovery. Liam and his family have contributed so much to Moycullen, particularly through sport, and I know that the people of Maigh Cuilinn will respond to this appeal with great generosity.”

Speaking on behalf of the family, Patrick Davoren, Liam’s brother, said: “We have been so heartened by the outpouring of support since Liam’s accident. We will do everything we can to help Liam on his road to recovery and this fundraising campaign will help us to ensure that Liam is given every support possible. We are eternally grateful to the HOPE4LIAM fundraising committee for setting this up.”

Donations can be made to HOPE4LIAM through the Idonate page. A fundraising event/weekend will also be held on the February Bank holiday. Further details will be available on www.HOPE4LIAM.com

How can people help:

  • Donate through the iDonate page – all details are available on the webpage www.hope4liam.com
  • Organise an event to support the efforts. If you are doing this, make sure to contact the Hop4Liam Committee through the webpage or by emailing hope4liammoycullen@gmail.com
  • Keep an eye on social media for details of our big fundraising weekend which will be the bank holiday weekend in February.

About Liam:

Liam Davoren is a 20-year-old student from Maigh Cuilinn in County Galway. He is currently a second-year Construction Management student at ATU. Liam is the beloved son of Josie and Colleen Davoren and is one of four brothers – Patrick, Gerard and Colm. His brother Gerard is a current member of the Galway Senior Football Squad. Liam is an all-round sports star in Maigh Cuilinn, representing his parish in hurling, football, handball and basketball. He is an extremely popular young man and is loved by all for his shining personality, his quick wit and his free spirit. His wide circle of friends are looking forward to getting Liam back where he belongs – at the centre of all the craic!

What happened:

Liam suffered life-altering injuries in an accident that occurred on October 12th. He suffered an intracranial brain haemorrhage, facial fractures and a broken jaw. Such was the extent of his injuries that Liam was brought straight to Beaumont Hospital. Liam has had two major surgeries since the accident as well as suffering major complications arising from these surgeries, but his unbreakable spirit has prevailed. Liam is now recovering in the high dependency unit in University Hospital Galway.

What are we doing:

Liam’s friends and family are setting up the HOPE 4 LIAM fundraising campaign to help support Liam and his family on his road to recovery.
There has already been a huge outpouring of support for Liam and his family, for which they are really grateful.

The local priest, Fr Martin, has been hugely supportive, and people have taken comfort in coming together every week since the accident to support the family through Rosary in the local church.

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