Gerry Deeney – Founder

Gerry DeeneyPort Glasgow man, Gerry Deeney, launched the Senit Foundation in 2005 and since then it has worked tirelessly to raise funds for those who need support across inverclyde, with scores of projects benefiting during the past ten years.

Although originally set up to support Inverclyde Hospital, the Senit Foundation has expanded over the years to include many other good causes in Inverclyde and further afield.

Following Gerry’s passing in January 2014, his daughter Aileen Gorman and other committee members vowed to carry on his work, resulting in a record breaking year in 2014 which included the most successful ever sports dinner, golf day and other fundraising initiatives.

Aileen and the rest of the hard working committee know that the Foundation is only as strong as the funds it generates and with that in mind, preparations are now being made to make the 2015 sports dinner the best yet.

“When my dad passed away I knew that he would want us to continue with the Foundation so we set about looking at different ways to raise funds. 2014 was very successful and we managed to support a number of good causes however, we are now looking to ramp up our efforts for our tenth anniversary.

10 Years of Senit Foundation

The Senit Foundation, a Greenock based charity, has provided almost £200k to worthy causes across Inverclyde and the west of Scotland is celebrating its 10th anniversary year with the launch of a new funding drive.

The list of groups and organisations that have benefited from the charity’s support is long and varied with everyone from The McMillan nurses, Alzheimer’s Scotland, Ardgowan Hospice, Teenage Cancer Trust, Little Sisters of The Poor and Greenock Rotary Club to the RNLI, TAG, Breast Cancer Care, Inverclyde Children in Poverty and Inverclyde Down’s Syndrome Support Group all receiving funding.

As part of the Senit Foundation’s 2015 support programme, the charity has now announced a number of funding awards including support for a specialist programme of treatment at the state-of-the-art Bobath Scotland facility for three year old Greenock boy Max Glover. As a result of severe prematurity Max has a number of serious medical conditions and requires varying levels of support to help him live life to the fullest.

In addition to the funding for Max, the Foundation has also announced that it is sponsoring two buses for Inverclyde Voluntary Services.

Aileen and the rest of the committee are now working hard to ensure the 10th anniversary 2015 sports dinner the best yet.

“We have a number of golf days and fundraising initiatives planned but there is no doubt the Sports Dinner will be the highlight of the year.”