Pass the Hat for Annie Nice
Over the years, Annie Nice has been such a gift to Raleigh and to the Irish community here. To many of us, she IS the face of Ireland. Her boundless energy, generous spirit and enormous heart have helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for charities and for so many deserving people in our community. We are asking you mirror Annie's spirit and to donate to this fund.
On Tuesday night, January 26, 2016, Annie was attacked and mugged less than 5 yards from her front doorstep. She was hit in the back of the head, thrown to the ground, and dragged by three young people after coming home from a meeting. Annie spent the night at the hospital and is very thankful to the Raleigh Police Department, Wake County EMS, and the staff at WakeMed. Her beloved daughter Roxanne and her dear friend Pete Pagano were at her bedside. She is home now, but her head and body are in a great deal of pain. She is in a surgical neck brace for the next eight weeks and may require surgery due to injured ligaments from being dragged.
We're asking you, her friends and people she loves, to donate to this fund to help support Annie financially at this difficult time. Annie recently took a huge step and started her own event-planning company, "Irish Mother Productions". She has been dreaming of this opportunity for a long time, and we're excited to see what the future holds for her. Her injuries, though, and the potential for surgery will make it difficult for her to earn an income for at least the next several months. Please donate generously from your heart to help with this loss of income and for current and future medical bills.
Thank you so much from the bottom of your hearts for your generousity, and please keep Annie and Roxanne in your prayers.
Please continue to support Annie in her work with Tir na nOg Pop Up Pubs. Kilt Night is coming up May 26. Also, she'll be hosting the NC Rose of Tralee Selection on April 9 at Southland Ballroom.
Thank you all so much! xx
Can't make the party? Please continue to help support Annie's campaign here! Thank you!
Thanks to Annie, today I've got the Theme From Rocky in my head! Been feeling a bit down and out lately, and this fighting woman provides me with the inspiration to keep on going! Please continue to share!
Thanks a lot! Now I've got the ROcky song in MY head
Great to hear the fund is doing so well and there was such a great turn out at both fund raisers. It sure is great to live in a community where friends help friends and don't feel that it isn't appreciated. Hope Nancy and her daughter are doing as well as can be expected with the situation that it is. Please let Annie know you are in our thoughts and prayers always. Sue and John Broderick
Annie... I and the other ladies were deeply disturbed about what happened to you. We pray for a speedy recovery. Mrs. Savannah M. Beaumont.
Hello from Johnston County! I was saddened to hear (on the news) about your brutal attack, and I strongly hope that your attackers are caught and prosecuted. BTW, I wanted to mention that my father was from the Isle of Man. Have you been there? I'll be thinking of you, and following any news updates on your story.
Annie, I met you while having lunch at Tir na nOg with Anne Pagano, about a year and a half ago. You were so friendly and welcoming, and I have never forgotten that! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Terri Higgins
You welcomed EVERYONE upon meeting them like you had known them all your life. That's a special quality- sorry you are going through this.
The way you guys are helping Annie is truly remarkable. She is lucky to have you in her life. Well done.
Annie I'm so so sad to hear what happened to you! God love you, but you are strong and you will get through this too! Stay positive you are alive and able to fight! I hope they catch the bastards who did this to such a good person! You and Roxanne are in our prayers, I will pray for healing physically as well as emotionally for you! Love you Annie , x
we are behind you and love you.. get well i have events to be planned...love you. Lorraine Jordan