PEI Raises Money for Haiti

PEI supported many projects to raise money for those affected by the devastating Earthquake in Haiti. The devastation experienced by so many people in this region during and since the earthquake is immeasurable, with most families losing those closest to them. To add to this uncomprehendable loss, many lost their houses, possessions and livelihood. There has been a worldwide relief effort in a bid to help these people, but no one will ever be able to replace what they have lost.

PEI was particularly impressed with the efforts of the Irish Orthopaedic Haiti Fund set up by Mr. David Moore, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr. Sean Dudeney, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr. Hannan Mullett, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr. Richard Hanson, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, as well as, Mr. Aaron Glynn and Mr. Mihai Vioreanu, both Senior Orthopaedic Registrars. Their well publicised mission, involved the chartering of a plane and filling this with relief workers, including several doctors, nurses and surgeons; and emergency supplies, including food and medical products.

In support of this, PEI was able to assemble 3 pallets of much needed medical supplies including:
•    10,000 Pairs of Surgical Gloves (Ansell)
•    30,000 Pieces of Examination Gloves (Ansell)
•    120 Bottles with pumps Sterillium Surgical Hand Disinfectant (Bode Chemie)

Also included were several orthopaedic trauma sets including:
•    SS SMALL FRAG (DePuy)
•    SS MINI FRAG (DePuy)
•    7MM SS (DePuy)

•    Screws and Plate Implants (DePuy)
•    Nail Implants (DePuy)


PEI held many initiatives in a bid to raise money, one of these included holding a cake sale in its offices, and this was supplemented by funds donated at a corporate level.

We were delighted to learn that we raised €1,000 from this event alone.  We also appreciate that what we have donated is merely a drop in the ocean in terms of the losses experienced by so many in Haiti but we do hope that this small amount can help a few of those affected.

Catriona Keily and Susan Mc Namara climbing Mount Kilimanjaro


Further to this PEI supported Catriona Keily as she scaled the dizzy heights of Kilimanjaro in Africa, in aid of the Haven “Earthquake Appeal”

Haven is a house and community building charity, working solely in Haiti, since the first sod was turned in 2009. By training, up-skilling and employing local Haitian people throughout the year, Haven is creating jobs in a country where unemployment stands at approximately 80% and opportunities are few. Since the earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12th, 2010, Haven has been working in the capital, Port au Prince, providing emergency relief to those most affected by the disaster.

PEI committed to matching the amount raised by Catriona for the charity and on 15th April 2009 had the opportunity to present a cheque for €20,000 to Leslie Buckley, founder of the Haven Charity.

Pictured left to right: Leslie Buckley (Haven) & Tony Keily (PEI)

Pictured left to right: Leslie Buckley (Haven) & Tony Keily (PEI)

Haven’s “Earthquake Appeal” still urgently needs funds to help its team bring its vital work in Port au Prince to as many people as possible. Donations can be made on-line securely via www.havenpartnership.com. Cheques can be sent to Haven, the Malthouse, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2. Or phone the office on 01 433 3930.

If you would like to know more about Haven, please visit www.havenpartnership.com.