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Mid West Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association Appoints New Development Manager



Limerick, 15.1.2015Mid West Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association has announced the appointment of Michelle Daly Hayes as their new Development Manager.

Michelle has previously worked as a journalist in Ireland, Belgium, the Middle East and Africa. She returned to Ireland in 2007 and has been working as a Social Media & Brand Communications Consultant.

The Mid West Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association are delighted to have Michelle Daly Hayes joining their team, said services Coordinator Gillian O’ Gorman on the appointment. “Her experience will help us to fund-raise and to innovate so that we can expand our services to members in their future. we look forward to working with many partners and supporters across the Mid-West in 2015 and Michelle will be a part of our dynamic team to do this.”

Michelle Daly Hayes, was also on hand to discuss her appointment, “I’m excited to be joining the team at Mid-West Spina Bifida and to work on projects with them. I am eager to meet with any would-be partners or organisations who are passionate about providing services for people with disabilities in the Mid-West.”




“It is an exciting time to be passionate and involved with charities such as Mid-West Spina Bifida who have such a positive track record and history in Limerick, Tipperary and Clare,” she said.

Michelle Daly Hayes recently completed a MsC in Innovation and Social Enterprise in DCU and is poised to bring this experience to her role as Development Manager at the Mid-West Spina Bifida Association.

Her experience in the non- profit sector spans the last decade where she was previously National President of Junior Chamber Ireland, on the board of Junior Chamber International, Dublin and Dublin Chamber of Commerce. She also currently sits on the board of The Blue Box, a children’s therapy charity also based in Limerick.

She lives in Limerick and is married to Jude Hayes, they have a son Luke (1).

If you would like to get in contact with Michelle you can E-mail her at [email protected] or you can call her on 061 439990

About Mid-West Spina
The Mid-West Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association giving hope for a brighter future. Spina Bifida is a common condition affecting one in every thousand children in Ireland.

Ireland has one of the highest incidences of Spina Bifida births in the world and causes incomplete development of the spinal cord.

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You can also read more about Mid-West Spina here.

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