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Garda Confidential No.: 1 800 666 111

Presentation by the Tania McCabe Foundation on Wednesday, the 19th December 2012

The following is issued on behalf of the Tania McCabe Foundation:

There was a Photocall at Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park on Wednesday, the 19th December 2012 at 12 noon for - Presentation of 2 Giraffe OmniBed Incubators - 1 to the Special Care Baby Unit at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda and 1 to Holles Street Maternity Hospital.

Photographs taken at the presentation are available here

The Tania McCabe Foundation was set up in memory of Tania who died tragically after giving birth to twins, one of the twins Zac also died.  Adam the surviving twin spent a considerable amount of time in the care at the Special Care Baby Unit at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda and also at Holles Street Maternity Hospital.

To date the foundation has raised in excess of one hundred thousand euro (€100,000) following a number of events held in 2012 including the following:

• Gale Force West,

• 5Alive Marathons,

• Boxing Night in Croke Park,

• Race Night in Westmanstown,

• Tractor Run in Clogherhead,

• Boyne 10k in Drogheda

• Superintendents Raffle

• And other events.

Donations were also received from various groups and individuals, including the Garda Rugby Football Club and the Garda GAA Club.  Cheque presented by Detective Superintendent Michael Larkin - see photographs,

At the photo-call Aidan McCabe and the McCabe family were joined by Miriam O’Callaghan, the Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and representatives of both hospitals.

With the money kindly donated to date the McCabe Foundation have purchased the following equipment - Giraffe OmniBed Incubators.  These are used for babies born prematurely and will be on display.

Aidan McCabe on behalf of the Foundation would like to thank everyone involved who assisted in anyway in this fund raising.