It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of one of Aidlink’s founders and long-time director Hugo Macklin.
During the 1970s whilst working as a teacher in Blackrock College, Hugo accepted an invitation to visit the Spiritans in Kenya. The visit had a profound impact on Hugo and left a lifelong impression. Upon his return, Hugo was part of a small group of volunteers who together founded Aidlink with the aim of working to improve the lives of those living in poverty in Africa. Although Hugo never returned to Africa , he remained a loyal servant, supporter and friend of Aidlink.
Ar dheas De go raibh a anam.
IMAGE: Founder Members and long term volunteers Mrs Kay O Loughlin Kennedy, Mr Hugo Macklin, Mr John O Loughlin Kennedy and Ms Catherine Khan Carl pictured with then Minister of State at the Department of Trade and Development, Mr Joe Costello T.D. and Executive Director Ms Anne Cleary at Aidlink’s 30th Anniversary in the former House of Lords Building, Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin, November 2012