Antoinette aims to 'Light It Up Gold'

Published 13/08/2013 | 05:30

Ballindaggin woman Antoinette Doyle is looking to light up Wexford. The 'Light It Up Gold' movement is set to illuminate a series of landmark buildings around Ireland at night next month in order to draw attention to the battle against children's cancer.

The cause is dear to Antoinette's heart as she lost son Oisín to the disease and her daughter Caitlin is currently undergoing treatment, with regular trips to the children's hospital in Crumlin.

So she was happy to lend a hand to the campaign which will turn Dublin's Mansion House, Saint Patrick's cathedral and Galway's Eyre Square gold in a few weeks time. She would also like to see the same light shining at locations nearer to home.

'We have not given up hope of having a Wexford building lit up,' she confided, pondering aloud whether sights such as Saint Aidan's cathedral or the Opera House might look well in a golden hue.

The 'Light It Up Gold' campaign will feature a walk in Dublin on August 31, with the chosen building being highlighted in the first week of September, so it may not yet be too late to find a Model location.

The idea comes originally from the United States where the Golden Gate Bridge (of course) has been put in the spotlight as well as the spectacular Niagara Falls.

Meanwhile, Antoinette and her family remain strong supporters of St. John's oncology ward in Crumlin where a complete refurbishment has yet to be completed.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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