In June 2013, Sue Reilly from Tallaght in Dublin won the chance to bring a loved one home for Christmas with Glenisk Irelandhotels.com and The Gathering.
In 2010 Joanne (Sue's sister) and Paul Casey left home for a new life in Australia. They and their children Sean and Laura have not been home since.
Sue and Joanne are in regularly skype contact, but as Sue says, “sometimes, you just need a hug!”
Much has changed in the three and a half years since Joanne left, but both of their families continue to feel their absence keenly.
You can watch the special moment of Sue and Joanne reuniting below.
The Glenisk competition is still open until the end of the year. Click on www.glenisk.com for more information.