2015 People of the Year Award Winners – Ade Stack and Martin Curley received a People of the Year Award for establishing Hugh’s House
Hugh’s House is a place to stay for families from outside Dublin who have sick children attending Temple Street Children’s Hospital and the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin. Ade and Martin donated a six-bedroom house on Belvedere Place, following the death of their son Hugh, aged just eight months. The house serves as a home from home for families whose children are in hospital, with many staying for a few months. There is no charge for parents to stay and all help in the house is voluntary. From their own experience, Marty and Ade realised an outdoor space for the families would be essential, and with the help of volunteers they transformed the garden of Hugh’s House from a derelict site to an outdoor space that’s full of life. They continuously raise funds to support and develop this worthwhile service which provides a safe haven for patients and their families in the form of Hugh’s House and Garden to parents and children who are going through some of the toughest periods of their lives.