ANN Fitzpatrick, long-time member of the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team, was awarded Charlie’s Star at the Glen Base last week.
The Charlie Froud Foundation was set up in memory of Charlie, a 14 year-old boy who died in October 2008 when the light aircraft he was travelling in crashed in the Wicklow Mountains. He was on his way from the UK to stay in the holiday home of his good friend Ayman and his parents, all of whom were with Charlie on the plane and died with him.
His parents Heather and David established the foundation and each year Charlie’s Star is awarded to an individual in recognition of their service on behalf of others.
According to David, Ann has been a “constant for the Froud family, with her unwavering support and friendship throughout the years, and a worthy recipient of Charlie's Star.”
Jason Stubbs, a friend and supporter of the Froud family, presented Ann with her well-deserved Charlie’s Star.