Molly Kate Geary, a local girl who is just nine years old and attends Shanbally National School, has launched an online fundraising campaign to help charities supporting the elderly who are isolated and alone.

Molly Kate, greeting her granny, Tess, Through the glass of her kitchen window
Molly Kate, greeting her granny, Tess, Through the glass of her kitchen door

“I don't ever want any old person to be lonely” Molly Kate explains. “I miss my Grandad's hugs. He is so much fun. Granny makes lovely cakes - and I can't help her anymore. I want to raise money for charities that help older people, so they can help people like my Granny and Grandad.   Some older people do not have families or friends that can help them when they need it - and that makes me feel very sad. I don't want any old person, ever, to think that they are alone so I want to do something to support charities that are helping them."

All monies raised by Molly Kate’s campaign will go directly to four charities supporting the elderly in Ireland be shared equally between: Age Action, Alone, Active Retirement Ireland and Friends of the Elderly; all of whom are enthusiastically supporting the campaign.

Molly’s campaign is called #throughtheglass and the idea is simple:

  1. Take a picture to show the elderly that you care for them, especially now that they are isolated and alone.
  2. Post it on social media with #throughtheglass
  3. Encourage family and friends to take part by posting their own picture
  4. Donate on the iDonate.ie page  https://bit.ly/2VHwUbJ

The priests of The Harbour Parishes and the Parish Assembly congratulate Molly Kate on this wonderful initiative and her great example of caring for the elderly. We are very proud to be associated with her campaign and hope that you will support it.