LITTLE ALICE REMEMBERED AS SALE RAISES €1,800 FOR CHARITY
TREASURED Alice Dillon, who tragically died of cancer at the tender age of eight, was remembered last Saturday morning at a sale which raised € 1,800 towards Alice’s Wonderland Foundation, an organisation set up to provide a playroom at the St. John’s ward of Crumlin Children’s Hospital.
A steady stream of people filed in to the Parochial Hall in Enniskerry, where local librarian Peggy Byrne and her team of helpers were running the show.
The leftover stock was donated to the Society of Vincent de Paul and War on Want. ‘There was a lot of passing trade and people wandering in. We had a good cross section of clothes for all ages,’ said Peggy.
She said that people were very generous and all of the stock had been donated by those who wanted to help. The hall was available free of charge and most of the things in the hamper were also donated.
Alice’s parents Pat and Linda as well as her two older sisters were heartbroken when she slipped away. They hope they can bring some joy to the lives of other sick children.
The room will be equipped with the help of an architect that specialises in designing play areas for sick children and if the facility were to move, the equipment can be taken apart and rebuilt.
Another group has taken on board the task of transforming the garden there in to a play area for the kids.
Alice’s dad is a biker and she loved to go out on his Harley so made some friends amongst the biking fraternity in Wicklow. She was a brave child and a great fighter who took everything in her stride.
Peggy Byrne, Laura Byrne, Pat Byrne, Hillary Byrne and Annette Burke at the sale in Enniskerry last week.