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Loss of little brother inspiration for Emily

KIND-HEARTED Emily Magee stole the show at the Christmas Craft and Food Fair at Craigville Garden as she raised over £500 for the NI Children’s Hospice.
Emily, aged nine from Maguiresbridge sold crafts that had been donated to her and raised a staggering £520 for the charity. 
The fair ran from Thursday November 22nd to Sunday 25th and all altogether raised an amazing £2,895.35 for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice by taking part in the charity’s festive-themed fundraising campaign, Jingle All The Way.
 Emily’s mother Jacqueline told us that Emily’s fundraising journey started for a variety of children’s charities in memory of her little brother Thomas who died in a tragic accident.
Jacqueline explained, “Having read about Emily’s charity work in the newspaper a local lady Ann Isherwood donated a number of hand crafted items to Emily to sell for her charity work. 
 Emily decided she wanted to sell the craft items remaining to raise vital funds for the Northern Ireland children’s hospice after watching the video of Andrew McFarland who attends Hospice. “Thomas was a very happy, fun loving little boy who loved to make everyone smile; Emily treasures this memory and hopes the money she has raised will bring a smile to the faces of the children cared for by hospice through your generous donations,” concluded Jacqueline. 
All profits raised from this year’s campaign will enable Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice to continue to provide infants, children and young people living with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses specialist palliative care. 


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