Monday 22 December 2014

Gerry Ryan would be tickled pink as his girls raise awareness for breast cancer

Published 27/09/2013 | 08:46

no fee if M&S and Marie Keating Foundation mentioned in caption
Lotti, Bonnie and Babs Ryan at the Marks & Spencer launch of the Marie Keating Foundation's Breast Cancer Awareness Month-photo Kieran Harnett
Lottie, Bonnie and Babs Ryan at the Marks & Spencer launch of the Marie Keating Foundation's Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Lottie, Bonnie and Babs Ryan, daughters of the late Gerry Ryan
Yvonne Joye, Bonnie and Lottie Ryan, Caroline Downey and her daughter Storm, Babs and Morah Ryan,Noreen Brennan and Cora Reidy at the Marks & Spencer launch
Caroline Downey with her daughter Storm
Bonnie and Babs Ryan, daughters of the late Gerry Ryan pictured at the M&S Grafton Street Rooftop Restaurant
Morah Ryan with her mother, Noreen Brennan and daughters, Bonnie, left, Lottie and Babs Ryan
Morah Ryan with her mother, Noreen Brennan and daughters, pictured at the M&S Grafton Street Rooftop Restaurant for the launch of Marie Keating Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The foundation is encouraging women of all ages to "Look After Your Girls"- talk to your family and friends about breast cancer.
This year is the twelfth year thet M&S has supported the Marie Keating Foundation and has raised over €1.2 million for the charity.

THREE generations of women in Gerry Ryan’s life got together to help launch the Marie Keating Foundation's Breast Cancer AwarenessMonth.

His three daughters Lottie, Babette and Bonnie joined their mam Morah, and her mother Noreen to do their bit for the charity.

For the first time Gerry’s youngest daughter Babette (13) stepped out in front of the cameras.

The teenager, who was just ten years old when her dad passed away,  showed she has inherited her mum’s dark good looks and her dad’s smile as she posed with her sisters, television presenter Lottie and singer Bonnie.

Listeners to the Gerry Ryan show, often heard Gerry referred to her as his “baby” and recount stories of her first day at school, and first holy communion. 

She was photographed at his funeral clutching his one-eyed teddy 'Alowishes', which  had been Gerry's own teddy growing up as a boy before he passed it onto her.

A host of well-known faces gathered at Marks and Spencer on Dublin's Grafton Street yesterday to launch the Marie Keating Foundation's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Offering a helping hand were 'Celebrity Apprentice' boss and businesswoman Caroline Downey, who brought along her daughter Storm; RTE host Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh and her mother Nan; and author and columnist Yvonne Joye with her mother Cora Reidy.

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