Kilcullen goes pink for cancer charity

Louise O'Gorman at the fundraiser for Aoibheann's Pink Tie charity in Kilcullen.
O’Connell’s Bar, Kilcullen turned into a sea of pink for a special event for a charity that supports families going through the trauma of cancer with their child, Aoibheann’s Pink Tie.

O’Connell’s Bar, Kilcullen turned into a sea of pink for a special event for a charity that supports families going through the trauma of cancer with their child, Aoibheann’s Pink Tie.

The event saw nearly fifty women turning up to enjoy pink cupcakes and pink cocktails while examining the delights of the Stella and Dot jewellery trunk shop, with all proceeds going to raise funds and awareness for the charity, Aoibheann’s Pink Tie.

The charity was set up four years ago after Aoibheann’s Pink Tie chairperson Jimmy Norman lost his daughter Aoibheann to cancer. During their long battle with the disease, Jimmy met with a lot of parents going through the trauma of having a child with cancer and more specifically identified with the financial burden that inevitably follows diagnosis.

Aoibheann’s Pink Tie is on a mission to develop, co-ordinate and expand the supports available to families of children battling cancer in Ireland is the charity is registered with the Irish Cancer Society and affiliated with St. John’s Oncology Ward in Crumlin Hospital.

Katie Taylor, Olympic gold medal champion, the charity ambassador.

When a child is undergoing treatment for cancer, the whole family is affected and money raised by the charity provides financial and practical help to families so they can focus on their child and working through the illness.Louise O’Gorman, founding member of fashion jewellery and accessories company Stella & Dot, hosted the event in Kilcullen on 5 July. Louise held a Trunk show with the Stella & Dot range with all proceeds on the night donated to Aoibheann’s Pink Tie.

“It was a fantastic night after a long week trying to entice people to come and support us the turnout was amazing. I truly love this charity and will continue to support it any way I can.

On 17 August I am doing the 90K Leinster Loop for Aoibheann’s Pink Tie and everyone who sponsors me will be automatically be put into a draw on the night for two stunning Stella & Dot pieces, The Hope Necklace and the Hope Bracelet, fitting for the occasion I think.”

Donations can be made to Aoibheann’s Pink Tie via their FaceBook page or website www.aoibheannspinktie.ie or through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr? cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=D2FUCW2NCC64S. All support is very much appreciated.