Attention All INMO Members
As I hope you are aware, by now, the INMO has commenced a fundraising campaign following the disaster caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
To assist people making contributions to the fund we have now put in place an online donation facility, click on "Donate Now! which will make contributing, to the relief fund, very easy.
All monies donated will go directly into a special disaster relief bank account and everything received will be given, in full, to the campaign.
We are currently in discussions, with our Filipino nurse member colleagues, with regard to finalising specific measures and these are likely to include:
- sending a group of our Filipino nurse members back, to the Philippines, for a period to work in a frontline hospital which has been badly damaged by the Typhoon; and
- assisting the Nursing Association, in the Philippines (the Filipino Nurses Association) with rebuilding their infrastructure through the channel of the International Council of Nurses (ICN).
In the context of the fundraising, in addition to direct donations, the Organisation has also arranged the following:
- a nationwide raffle with tickets being circulated, this week, to all of our branches/sections; and
- a major table quiz, in the Gresham Hotel in Dublin, on Thursday, 30th January 2014 which will be attended by the Filipino Consulate.
Obviously it is appreciated that, particularly at this time of year, that there are many demands on people for very worthy causes and charities. However we would ask members to give, what they can, to the INMO relief fund. All monies will be targeted at assisting the nursing resource provide direct hands on care to those hospitalised after this disaster.
Thank you for your attention to this note.
Typhoon Haiyan Appeal
The INMO has commenced a special fundraising initiative to raise funds to assist in dealing with the disaster in the Phillipines following Typhoon Haiyan.
We are currently working with our Philippino Colleagues and members to finalise how we will utilise all funds raised to assist, from a nursing perspective, the injured in the effected areas.
To assist members in donating to this fund we have now establised an online payment facility which can be accessed by clicking on the Donate Now Button.
While we recognise that many fundraising initiatives are on the way, at this time, we would ask members to support our efforts, on this matter, which will be targed at the nursing needs of the peoples of the Phillippines at this time.
I will also take this opportunity to advise all members of the following fundraising activities which have been arranged:
All branches/sections will shortly be receiving books for a raffle with all the proceeds going directly into the fund;
- A major table quiz will take place in the Gresham Hotel, O'Connell Street, Dublin 1, on the evening of Thursday 30th January, members are particularlly urged, if at all possible to support these initiatives.
Further details of other activites wil be posted as arrangements are finalised. Thankyou, in advance, for your attention to, and support with, this important initiative in support of our close Phillippino colleagues.
PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
- International Council of Nurses also involved
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) wishes to convey our heartfelt sorrow and sympathy to the people of the Philippines. This follows typhoon Haiyan which swept through the central Philippines, killing an estimated 10,000 people and displacing more than 600,000, where many have no access to food, water or medicine.
Our thoughts and prayers are also with our Filipino nursing colleagues, and their families, who live and work, providing an invaluable service, here in Ireland. In recent years a large number of nurses, from the Philippines, have come to Ireland and are now an essential part of our nursing workforce.
While the INMO is endeavouring to make contact with our sister body the Philippine Nurses Association, we know from media reports that the devastation in the wake of the typhoon is unimaginable. The INMO has also been in contact with the International Council of Nurses (ICN), the worldwide body for nursing organisations, to coordinate a focused response to help this great country, and its people, at this time.
In response to this terrible event the INMO has opened a special relief fund which will be targeted at helping our nursing and midwifery colleagues, in the Philippines, as they work through the wreckage in the aftermath of this major catastrophe. The INMO will also raise funds at local level through our Branch/Sections structures.
The INMO, in conjunction with our Philippine members here in Ireland, will also be holding a major fund raising event. Details of this will be finalised, and published, in the coming days.
Speaking on this issue INMO General Secretary Liam Doran said:
“Notwithstanding our own difficulties, at this time, there is no doubt that most of us simply cannot comprehend the devastation that befell the Filipino people as a result of the recent typhoon. The INMO is determined to offer every assistance possible, and any help that can be given would be greatly appreciated.
For those who wish to go and give their professional services, in the Philippines, they should contact the INMO or go directly to one of the aid agencies, based here in Ireland, to see how this can be organised.”