Anthony O’ Connor, a Junior Cert student at Loreto Community School Milford has paid tribute to his mother Maeve O’Connor with a thoughtful act of kindness.

Anthony’s mother Maeve sadly passed away last year and he wanted to honour her memory and show gratitude to the Donegal Hospice staff who cared for her.

Anthony handmade Christmas memory trees and sold them at the Loreto Community School Craft Fair in December 2016 to raise money for the Hospice.  Anthony said he “wanted to give something back to the Donegal Hospice”. He raised €535.60.  

Ms. Kelly McIntyre, a nurse from Donegal Hospice, accepting a cheque for €535.60 from Anthony O’ Connor. Triona Sweeney, aunt of Anthony is also pictured.

Anthony also planted a tree in the school grounds in memory of his mother after donating his cheque to Ms Kelly McIntyre, a representative of the Donegal Hospice.

Some of Anthony’s teachers and classmates stood with him when he planted a tree in the school grounds in memory of his mother. Principal, Mrs. Margaret O’ Connor is included in the photograph.

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