Aoibheann’s Pink Tie (supporting Children and their families during their Child's battle to beat Cancer)
We are a charity that assists the families of children suffering from childhood cancer and who are attending St John’s Oncology Ward in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.
Aoibheann’s Pink Tie was set up in 2010 after our friend and Chairperson Jimmy Norman’s daughter, Aoibheann, passed away. During their long battle with cancer, Jimmy and his wife Annmarie met with a lot of parents going through the trauma of having a child with cancer, and more specifically identified with the financial burden that inevitably follows diagnosis. We are a registered charity CHY 20645 and affiliated with St John’s Oncology Ward in Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin. We are also affiliated with the Irish Cancer Society.
We provide practical help to those families in need of it. This will hopefully allow the families the ability to focus on their child and working through their illness. Families are often lost in the mix when their children go through this battle, but it’s not just the child that gets cancer, it’s the whole family as each is affected and must struggle.
We raise funds through various events and fundraisers that people organise for us and we use this to support families in St. John’s Ward, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin.
Aoibheann's Pink Tie is run by a team of 14 volunteers. As a volunteer run charity 96% of the money raised goes towards supporting and providing practical help the families of children fighting cancer in Ireland.