The Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Deirdre Forde, accorded Saint Luke’s Home Cork one of the highest honours the Lord Mayor of Cork may bestow on individuals or an organisation in the City: a Civic Reception.
Volunteers of the Charity, which marks its 150th anniversary this year, together with management, staff, fundraisers, board members, and the President of the Charity, the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton, were welcomed to the Council Chamber on Tuesday 6th December. In her speech, the Lord Mayor paid tribute to the work of the Charity, since its foundation in 1872 by Miss Frances Fitzgerald Gregg, in caring for older people, in daycare services, in education, and in specialist dementia and Alzheimer care.
To mark the occasion, on behalf of the City and its citizens, the Lord Mayor presented the Charity with Cork silver embossed with the arms of the City of Cork and especially engraved to mark the anniversary. Bishop Colton, thanked the Lord Mayor and City Council and said that he wished, in that civic context, to thank all the stakeholders and partners for all their work for the Charity throughout the years. The CEO of Saint Luke’s Charity and Home, Tony O’Brien, paid tribute to today’s residents and their families, as well as all the team at St Luke’s for their untiring and faithful work.