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Charity Bake Sale to honour beloved Josie’s memory

Barry Landy | 13th September, 2017 at 12:15pm

Beloved Ardee woman Josie Duff will be remembered at a fundraising bake sale at Ardee Day Care Centre in the town later this month.

The bake sale will take place on Saturday September 23rd between 10am and 2pm and is open to all. Josie and her cousin Kathy McDonald tragically lost their lives back in January when they were hit by a car after disembarking a bus at The Hunterstown Inn on the N2.

Josie was well known in the town for her work with the Irish Wheelchair Association – where she has a room named after her – and with the Ardee Hospice too. Now, plans are afoot to remember her and raise vital funds for two charities in the town.

“She worked tirelessly throughout her life, fundraising for various charities in the community,” Josie’s daughter Loretta told ThisIsArdee.ie. “We want to honour her memory by continuing this work.

“We would like to ask the community to come and support this cause, in memory of mom and Kathy McDonald, who was killed too on that terrible day.”

The proceeds of the bake sale will be spilt between two charities close to Josie’s heart – Ardee Day Care Centre and Ardee Hospice. There will be a raffle, face painting and a time for reflection, to remember both Josie and Kathy.

Back in May, Josie was posthumously awarded the Hospice Sunflower Hero award at an event at the Mansion House in Dublin, with her husband John and daughters Mary and Fiona in attendance.


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