Aoibheann’s Pink Tie charity founder Jimmy Norman put a bit smile once again on 10 of the children from Saint John’s Ward.
First stop was to board the train from Connolly Station to Greystones.
There were scenes of great joy and excitement in Dublin’s Pearse street train station and Shannon Airport on a wet and windy Saturday thanks to the kindness of the Dublin historical train society Shannon airport authority and Ryan Air. All of this kindness was for the wonderful brave princesses and heroes of our lady’s hospital Crumlin and the children of Saint John’s ward, the ward dedicated to the children of Ireland fighting cancer. Aoibheann’s Pink Tie is the national children’s cancer charity dedicated to working tirelessly for the families and children in Ireland fighting cancer. The charity’s main function is to provide practical support for families in the horrific position of having a child diagnosed with cancer. Mick Rochford , co founder of the charity explained “we do everything we can to help practically; but these wonderful joy filled occasions are just as important to the families”. Aoibheann’s Pink Tie were gifted these magical Christmas gifts by Shannon Airport Ryan Air and the Dublin historical train society. Jimmy Norman explained a little about the charity founded in memory of his eight year old daughter Aoibheann who sadly passed away due to cancer five years ago. We started the charity to support the families of Saint John’s ward in a practical way providing finical and emotional support for the parents and children fighting cancer in Ireland. We are overwhelmed at the kindness shown to our charity and delighted to be able to share these gifts with the children. We in Aoibheann’s Pink Tie express of sincere gratitude to all our volunteers and wonderful benefactors may everyone have a happy peaceful Christmas.
Next stop was at Shannon Airport to embark a flight courtesy of RyanAir.
Merry Christmas from Jimmy Norman