Grandparent Award given in the Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards

The Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards were presented to nine deaf or hard of hearing people who have made a significant contribution to Irish society, their community, workplace, family or through sporting excellence. The awards, run by Hidden Hearing and the Irish Deaf Society, were presented in various categories The Grandparent Award went to Gene Barry.

Gene’s daughter recently lost her battle with cancer leaving behind her young son, who both Gene and his wife are now helping her husband to care for. In spite of his great loss, Gene recently organised a golf tournament in aid of cancer care and raised a staggering total of €17,000, with €8,000 of the funds raised going directly to the hospice which provided the care and support to his daughter.

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