RIP Christy O’Connor Jnr – a wonderful supporter of hospice services
The Irish Hospice Foundation wishes to send their condolences to the family and friends of golfer Christy O Connor Jnr who has passed away.
Christy was a proud patron of The Irish Hospice Foundation's National Nearest the Pin competition for nine years. He was passionate about raising funds for hospice services - having had first hand experience of the benefits of hospice care.
Christy's brother received hospice care and the impact of this spurred Christy on to fundraise for hospice services.
The National Nearest the Pin competition in aid of the IHF ran for nine years - from 2005 to 2013 - and in that time over €200,000 was raised to support the work of the Foundation.
This money was used to support people at time of death and bereavement and was made possible by Christy and his desire to help those at such a vulnerable time in their lives.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.