Local Glen Hatton Charity raises €56,000


David and Frances Hatton, parents of Glen, wish to thank everyone who contributed to the astonishing fund raising  appeal for The Glen Hatton Charity. In the past two months a quartet of activities has resulted in €56,000 being raised. There will be a formal presentation of the cheque on Saturday 17th in the Little Moon, Coolboy, Co Wicklow. The benefitting recipient is the new oncology unit in St Ann’s Ward in St Vincent’s Hospital.


The charity, which was set up this year, honours Glen Hatton who tragically lost his life to cancer three years ago while only 26 years of age.  Glen was a most remarkable young man, outstanding in his school and college. Four events were held to raise money. The first was a walk culminating in his homefarm in Loggan, Gorey. The second another walk organised by his college friends in Kildalton. The third a Halloween walk and disco arranged by local friends in Tinahely and finally a tag rugby festival hosted in his alma mater Kilkenny college with a raffle and dinner afterwards.


The Hattons are amazed at the monies raised and want to thank everyone for their hard work and overwhelming support.   “We cannot say enough how thankful we are to so many friends, neighbours and even strangers, who have been so generous with their time, money and kindness.”


Everyone is welcome to the formal presentation on Saturday 17 November in what was Glen’s favourite watering hole.




2 Responses to “Local Glen Hatton Charity raises €56,000”

  1. I knew Glen as a teenager and this sum is a testament to the extraordinary gentleman he was.

  2. Each event was extraordinary in its own right, and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Glen would be so proud of all those family, friends and acquaintances that came together to raise such an amazing sum of money. Well done everybody involved.

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