Photograph: L to R Sean Murphy, Shauna Shriman, Mary Murphy, ? Murphy, Deirdre Murphy, Will Murphy, John McGrath (Chairman, Friends of the Regional Hospital, Mullingar), Dr Hugh Logan, Dr Imelda Lambert, Mary Moriarty, Mandy Reilly and Norman Dolan.

Fundraising Gala Dinner.

Last April 22nd, the Mullingar Park Hotel hosted a successful fundraising Gala Dinner, organised by the family and friends of the late Johnny Murphy in his memory on the occasion of his 40th birthday. The inspiration and energy of the evening were unforgettable and all proceeds and donations on the night were donated to the Regional Hospital Mullingar MRI Scanner Fund.
The night was an amazing success supported locally far and wide by friends and business associates of the extended Murphy Family.
The total proceeds for the night accumulated to a figure of €205,000 which was presented to the charity Friends of Regional Hospital Mullingar last Friday, whose current appeal is for an MRI scanner for the Mullingar hospital.
An MRI is used in almost every area of medicine and its greatest value is in the investigation of strokes and other brain problems and paediatric illnesses.
The hospital is currently planning for an MRI which not only will benefit adults but will have the capacity for Paediatric MRI scanning, of which there can be up to 18 months wait nationally for children.
An MRI facility on our doorstep here in Mullingar will reduce waiting times for patients, improve investigations and diagnosis and avoid unnecessary travel for critically ill patients on a local basis.
Anyone who wishes to donate can do so online at www.idonate.ie/mullingarMRI which can also be accessed through Facebook page Friends of Regional Hospital Mullingar.
The Murphy family would like to sincerely thank all those who attended and helped make the night such a huge success.