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Sharons Girls

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My name is Deirdre Grant.

I am making an urgent appeal to help a young Castlefinn family who have been left orphaned, separated and without their own home following the death of their mother.

Sharon Alexander (34) passed away in the Donegal Hospice in early November, just two years after her former partner, and the childrens’ father, died tragically.
She left behind three daughters – Shannon (15), Amy (14) and Kayleigh (12). Following the death of their mother, the girls had to give up their council house in Castlefinn.

As Amy has Down Syndrome, and is on a waiting list for heart surgery, she is being cared for by her aunt and uncle at their home in Killygordon.

Meanwhile, Shannon and Kayleigh have been taken in by another aunt and uncle in Drumkeen. To compound matters, the Drumkeen bungalow is too small and the girls have to, literally, live out of their suitcases. The Killygordon house has no downstairs bedroom, which Amy requires due to her special needs.

“I know the family, they are good people and are doing their best, but they urgently need help. Amy is a special girl who needs her own downstairs room, but Shannon and Kayleigh don’t even have their own bedroom and nowhere to keep their little memories of their mother.”

I want to raise the funds to build two rooms for Shannon and Kayleigh and a downstairs room for Amy.

Any additional funds will go to help the families make life easier for the girls. Especially towards their education.

Please please donate anything you can and make the life of these three young orphans easier

I am a mother and a friend of the family and my heart breaks for them.  Your help will mean everything to the families and to me.

The sooner we can do this for them the better.

Thank you in advance for all kindness.


  • Grainne Breslin
    • €50 
    • 8 yrs


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