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Win an original painting! Fundraiser for Operation Walk Ireland 2017

Fundraising Raffle for Operation Walk Ireland

Choose an original Claire Halpin painting for your art collection!

River, Oil on Canvas, 42cm x 42cm, 2008

or Pastoral Scene Baghdad, Oil on Canvas, 40cm x 50cm, 2010

Tickets: €10 each (Raffle limited to 150 tickets)

Salmon coloured raffle tickets can be purchased directly from me or via donations made here and your name will be entered in the raffle:

https://www.idonate.ie/ OWI17

Operation Walk Ireland 2017

I am part of a group of Irish volunteers travelling to Hanoi, Vietnam for the first Operation Walk Ireland in May 2017. The aim is to aid with over 60 joint replacements, knee and hip operations on patients who would not otherwise have access to this life changing surgery. Also to provide education and training to local doctors, nurses and physiotherapists and allied healthcare professionals. I am participating as non-medical volunteer on the team. Each individual travelling must raise €1500 to cover the costs of travelling and accommodation.

About Operation Walk

Operation Walk was set up in 1996 by Dr. Larry Dorr, Los Angeles, and has expanded to form 15 separate chapters in North America. The next stage in the development of the organisation is to make it an international group and to this end, Operation Walk Ireland was set up last year. The Irish team partnered with Operation Walk Chicago, under the direction of Dr. David Stulberg last year to perform Operation Walk’s first International joint mission in Hanoi, Vietnam. This mission performed 86 hip & knee replacements in 5 days and engaged in a surgical educational program with the Vietnamese Orthopaedic surgeons.

Operation Walk is a Registered Charity CHY15041

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