Random Acts Of Kindness - Ann Meehan
Monday, 17 December 2007
Ann Meehan from Mayo has been nominated by her daughter Mary Meehan for being such a charitable person and dedicating her life to fundraising and caring for those less fortunate.
The Story. . .
Ann is a 63 year old former nurse and is married to Tom. They have a farm in Charlestown, Co. Mayo. Ann is from Roscommon originally but moved to London in the 50's to complete her nursing training. She nursed in London and all over England and that's where she met Tom. Tom is originally from Charlestown and they met in a nightclub. Three of their five daughters were born in England.
During their time in London, Ann would regularly make the trip back to Charlestown with her 3 daughters in tow just to look after Tom's Mum and her own father. In 1977 the family eventually moved back to look after their parents full time. As her father's health deteriorated, she eventually moved him into the family home and looked after both until they died.
Ann undertakes fundraising for any cause she hears about - she is truly selfless. If she hears of anyone who needs help she immediately sets about organising fundraising events and sending the money along. This includes fundraising for the Cricklewood homeless committee, opening a charity shop for the Roscommon/ Mayo hospice and visiting elderly neighbours in the local nursing home.
Ann is a fantastic mother and Grandmother to two granddaughters. Her interests include writing songs, poems, and stories. She also makes feather hats; made by 'JustAnn'.
The Prize. . .
With thanks to SUNWAY HOLIDAYS Ann and Tom are going on a luxurious river cruise from Amsterdam to Paris starting on 09 March 2008 for 11 days and stopping in such beautiful places as Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Luxembourg. The prize includes flights from Dublin to Amsterdam, transfer to the cruise ship, cocktail party, all meals on board and wine during your meals, tours in each of the places you stop and 3 days in Paris at the end!
Sunway Holidays do a great range of river cruises such as the Blue Danube, Tulips in the spring and waterways of Europe; so check them out if you are thinking of cruising. www.sunway.ie