A GoFundMe has been launched to help a Newtowncunningham woman after she was diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

The fund has been set up to help Olivia Robb and her family, husband Brendan Robb and their 13 year old daughter, as Olivia’s condition develops.

Originally from Sligo, Olivia has been living in Donegal for 30 years.

Friends describe her as an amazing woman who is full of compassion and bravery.- and with a cracking ‘Sligo’ humour.

Olivia’s condition has developed to the point where now she needs constant care, with major changes to how she lives her daily life.

The funds will go towards purchasing adapted transport, medical equipment, and also funding the accomodation required for the hospital visits in Dublin that she requires.

The fund was posted by local Councillor Paul Canning yesterday, and has already raised over €11,800 at time of writing, with a goal of €20,000 for the fundraiser.

You can donate to it here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-the-robb-family

A raffle is underway with some wonderful prizes to support the fund:

1st prize £300 voucher for Galgorm Hotel and Spa
2nd Prize €300 voucher Spilt Ink Tattoos
3rd prize case of M&S 22carat sparkling wine

Details available here: https://www.facebook.com/claire.mcbay/posts/pfbid0cqtkSRXcjAa6y8JyWAmWkGvsBa6EXBRbRFwvV9QW5RG5LN89f9vKj3b6GPgn8EzDl

Brendan’s cousin Eugene M Robb will do an online night of Irish Music from Glasgow on Tuesday 6th February at 8.00 pm to support the fundraiser. Visit Eugene’s Facebook page (here) on the night for 90 minutes of Irish songs and ballads.