Sandie Jones originally from Crumlin Dublin 12 Ireland was one of our national treasures when in 1972 she was chosen to represent our country in The Eurovision Song Contest in Edinburgh with a song in our native Irish language called ‘Ceol An Ghra’. To this day it’s still the only Irish language song that has ever represented Ireland in the song contest. Sandie went on to be a huge part of the Showband scene as the female singer with The Royal Earls, The Dixie’s and The Sandie Jones Band to mention a few. She left Ireland in the 1980’s to pursue a singing career in The Middle East and finally settled in the USA where she is currently living. However over the last two years Sandie has become very unwell and unfortunately she is now on hospice care and has been unresponsive since Thursday. She has asked us to fulfill her dying wishes by having her cremated when she passes away and then she would us to bring her ashes back to Ireland so she can be buried with her Mam and Dad. Sandie has been unable to work for almost 3 years now and her funds are zero so I’m asking anyone out there to please donate whatever you can to help me get my sister home when she leaves this world. If there are any surplus funds in the account after we get Sandie back to Ireland and buried with her parents, we will donate to balance to the Irish Cancer Society or to Our Lady’s Hospice. Thank you in advance for your support.