Saturday 10 December 2016

Kind-hearted Mrs. Brown’s Boys star Brendan O’Carroll donates $50,000 to family who lost pregnant mother in devastating car crash

Published 26/01/2016 | 17:40

Brendan O’Carroll said he was “really touched” by the story. Photo: Channel 10
Brendan O’Carroll said he was “really touched” by the story. Photo: Channel 10

Kind-hearted Mrs. Brown’s Boys star Brendan O’Carroll has donated $50,000 to an Australian family who lost their pregnant mother in a devastating car crash last week.

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Sarah Paino (24) was killed in an accident in Hobart, Tasmania after a 15-year-old drove into her car.

Her unborn baby, Caleb, survived and was delivered in hospital where he remains in a stable condition in intensive care.

O’Carroll said he was “really touched” by the story and yesterday, live on Australian television, he announced that he would donate the equivalent of €32,370 to the family.

“We as the Brown family would like to donate €50,000 to that fund,” he said.

When the crash occurred, Sarah had just dropped her partner Daniel to work. Travelling home with her two-year-old boy Jordan in the back seat, Sarah’s car was hit by a stolen vehicle which ran a red light.

Sarah lost her life - she was 32 weeks pregnant.

A fundraising effort was started by her partner’s employer, Banjo's Corporation, to assist the family.

Touched by the cause, O’Carroll said he felt this was a way of giving something back to Hobart.

“We look forward to doing the show in Hobart and we hope to make you guys smile when we get out there. Hobart has been very good to us.”

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