Seating Matters CHAIRity

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.

Martin and James Tierney seek to understand the needs of the hospitals in Haiti
Martin Tierney meets the patients of St. Damiens hospital

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 Seating Matters Medical Mission team of 2010

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
Victims of the Earthquake use Seating Matters Specialists Chairs to aid the rehabilitation
The container of tents and chairs is about to be filled.
Seating Matters CHAIRity prepare the chairs for Haiti
Seating Matters CHAIRity prepare the tents for Haiti
Seating Matters CHAIRity used the UN to help distribute tents fairly to the people of Haiti
Seating Matters distribute the tents to the people of Haiti
Thomas Hughes of Medical Mission 2010 looks on at the devastation of the earthquake
Rotarian Betty McNerlin helping Martin Tierney of Seating Matters Limavady as he loaded a container of furniture and necessities for an orphanage in Haiti after the earthquake 2010.
Robert Wilson and Nigel Handforth from Limavady Grammar school present Martin Tierney with a cheque for Haiti