Hello readers, Sinead here, I’m going to share something personal with you all to explain why we have chosen Oscar’s Kids for our Autumn months Charity donation.
My sister, Sharon, was 19 when she was first diagnosed with Melanoma (Skin Cancer). We didn’t realise then how serious it would be or how our lives would change. For 3.5 years, it remained “on the surface” and she had various treatments. We worried, but we never for a minute thought we would lose her.
On 10th August 2010 we received the devastating news that she only had months to live. She spent her last weeks at home with myself, my brother and my parents in Donegal, surrounded with family and love. Sharon died on 28th September 2010.
I have been quietly supporting Oscar’s Kids for some time now but it feels appropriate for this time of year to shout louder and get this wonderful charity as much support as we can!
The Charity Bouquet is a seasonal hand tied bouquet in warm Autumn Tones and 20% of the sale price is donated to Oscar’s Kids.
We also have an optional “Add a €5 donation” button on every item on the online store if you wish to choose a different bouquet but still send some support.
Some information about Oscar’s Kids:
Founded by Lar and Yav Keogh, in loving honor and memory of their beautiful son, Oscar..
“Oscar’s Kids Club is the first of its kind club in Ireland for cool and courageous kids of any age who have a palliative cancer diagnosis. Our aim is to support families with emotional, practical and fun support through their entire cancer journey. We gift children big and little gifts (trips, celebrity videos, toys, concert tickets, shopping trips) whenever they need a boost and also offer practical support for costs associated with treatment. We have monthly family competitions, a private Facebook group for parents to connect, surprise treats throughout the year and are contactable day or night if our families need to chat. As parents who have walked this path ourselves with our beautiful son Oscar, we just want to help light the way for other parents and children on a similar journey”.