Welcome to the Ross Nugent Foundation website. Here you will find information about an amazing person called Ross Nugent, his battle with a rare form of cancer called Ewings Sarcoma and the promise that he made to his Mother to raise funds for hospital equipment in order to make life more comfortable for patients, visiting relations and the nursing staff, this is our story...
Ross was a fun loving 18 year old who loved nothing more then the company of his family and friends. Ross loved to make people laugh and this was one of the reasons why so many people simply enjoyed his company.
Ross was passionate about music and had a great ear for songs and music of all types. He consistently found songs long before they became popular. Many of his friends would ask him to put together music for their parties and this was something that he loved to do.
One of Ross’s many talents was drawing and he loved to sketch for his own enjoyment and even created drawings for some of his friends as gifts.
The space on this page is not enough to allow us to tell you of Ross’s many gifts and talents. We will try, over the following pages, to give you some idea of how Ross Nugent touched those who knew him and, through others, even those who didn’t.
Today we still hear stories of things that Ross did for people. It was never in his personality to tell us what he did and how he helped others. He simply did it because that is what came naturally to him.
Ross touched many people during his 18 years in this world and continues to touch people although he departed from us in May 2010.
It was Ross’s wish that funds should be raised to buy equipment for St. Clare’s Oncology Ward in Beaumont Hospital. He wanted to make life easier and more comfortable for the patients, visiting relations and nursing staff.
The Ross Nugent Foundation was set up in his name to carry out his promise.
Stars of Love/Hate Susan Loughnane (Debbie) and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Nidge) wearing the RossBand
NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
'What Would Ross Do?' book - postponed
The launch of the "What Would Ross Do?" book has been postponed until 2014. The publishers, Blackwater Press, feel it would be best to give the book a longer lead-in. This will also give us more time to get more personalities and celebrities on board in addition to those who have already agreed to contribute a story.
Please see Events Page for more information.
A Christmas Lecture in Biology
Robbie Harrold of Malahide Community School will be hosting a Biology lecture in Malahide Community School on Monday 16th December 2013.
Entry fee €25.
All fees will be distributed equally between the Ross Nugent Foundation and the Laura Brennan Charitable Trust.
Please see the Events Page for more information.
Tribute to Ross
Our friend, David Courtney, has written a song in Ross's honour called "Memories of a Young Man". The song is available to purcahse on iTunes and all proceeds go to the Ross Nugent Foundation.
Thank you David and thank you all for supporting the Ross Nugent Foundation.
2013 Golf Day at Killeen Castle
Thank you to everybody who supported the Ross Nugent Foundation Golf Day at stunning Killeen Castle on Friday 23rd August 2013.
It was a great day. Everybody enjoyed the breakfast, the golf, the BBQ and the super prizes.
Flora Women's Mini Marathon 2013
A big thank you and well done to everybody who ran, walked or crawled the Flora Women's Mini Marathon on June 3rd.
Please see the Events Page for more details.
Foundation Anniversary Dinner 2013
The Ross Nugent Foundation Anniversary Dinner took place this year in Nautilus Restaurant, Malahide on Saturday the 18th May.
The night was a great success and a huge thank you to everyone who supported the event. A big thank you to Mary, Robyn and all the staff at Nautilus Restaurant who worked so hard to make the night so special.
Please see the Gallery Page for photos of the night.
Orwell Wheelers 2013 Randonnee
A massive thank you to everyone who took part in the Orwell Wheelers randonee on Saturday 4th May.
Please see the Orwell Wheelers website for more information.
Student Race Day
Thank you to everyone who was involved in the annual student race day at Leopardstown Racecourse on 15th April 2013.
Congratulations to Stuccodor, the winner of the Ross Nugent Foundation Handicap.
Well done to all those involved in Colaiste Dhulaigh's Run-A-Muck Challenge which took place on the 9th March in Clonkeeran House, Co. Kildare. We look forward to seeing the photos from this fantastic event.
Cycle for Ross
Congratulations to all the cyclists, led by Aaron Gilmartin, on their brilliant achievement. They completed their cycle to Rosses Point, Co. Sligo and back to Malahide between Thursday 7th and Sunday 10th March 2013.
Thank you also to Duffy's of Malahide for hosting the welcome home party on Sunday night 10th March.
Watch this space for photos over the next few days!
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Our Mission is to raise awareness by organising fundraising events for The Oncology Wards in Beaumont Hospital & other hospitals.
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