Our friends from Northern Ireland support the village of Chauffard, and also do work in Port au Prince through the Seating Matters CHAIRity. Seating Matters CHAIRity was established in the aftermath of the earthquake of January 2010 to bring teams to Haiti to work on medical and healthcare education projects. Martin Tierney and his Father James made a trip to Haiti within 2 months of the earthquake to obtain an understanding of theirs needs.
After this, they brought a team of medically trained staff to provide healthcare for those recovering from injuries sustained in the earthquake. Seating Matters donated 12 specialist chairs to provide rehabilitation in Gena Heraghty’s orphanage in Kenscoff outside PAP. Along with the help of generous donations from local schools and businesses, their Medical Mission group and from donors across the UK and Ireland , they were able to supply hundreds of tents to provide shelter for those homeless after the earthquake.
Summary of accomplishments
- Donation of 12 rehabilitation chairs for victims of the 2010 earthquake
- 2010 Medical Mission of nurses, physios and occupational therapists for hospitals in PAP
- Hundreds of tents for temporary shelter for victims of the earthquake
The Medical Mission 2010 team consisted of:
- Nurse – Sarah Healey
- Occupational Therapists – Jackie Casey, Jean Marshall, Nuala Nagle, Laura Wedge, Dympna Mulroy, Aileen McDaniel
- Pharmacist – Thomas Hughes
- Physiotherapist – Sue Hain