With about 120 people in attendance, it was a huge success and we are so grateful to Marion and all involved for all their work, time and support for this magical event. The ball was run in conjunction with a raffle, which cleverly meant that even those who could not attend the night could still get involved!
In Marion’s words: “The reason why we wanted to give money to Barretstown was because we attended their bereavement camps after Martina’s passing. The camp helped us through the most difficult time in our lives, by allowing us to be ourselves, allowing us to have fun, laugh for the first time in a long time and most importantly it gave us the space we needed to grieve in whatever way we needed. Our weekends in Barretstown helped us become a family again.
Martina brought joy to our lives in so many ways, but sadly was taken away from us 14 years after she arrived into the world. Martina had a genetic condition called MPS which caused her to be small in stature but she made up for it in her personality. She had a smile that would light up a room as soon as she walked in, she was smart and funny and she was one of the bravest people I know.”
Thankyou Marion. In Martina’s memory you and all involved are helping us offer some Barretstown magic to many more children and families and keep Martina’s light shining brightly!