Natasha’s family extend grateful thanks as her recovery continues

June 22, 2010

As Natasha McShane from Silverbridge continues her recovery in Chicago, her family at home have issued a statement to thank everyone for the support they have received and donations made towards Natasha’s recovery since she was attacked on April 23rd.

The family takes this opportunity to sincerely thank everyone who has organised and supported the numerous fundraisers in aid of Natasha.

“We would like to thank Silverbridge GFC, Tullydonnell Residents Group and the organising committee of Natasha’s fundraising night in Silverbridge Resource Centre.  Our deep appreciation and gratitude to you all for the hard work put into organising and hosting the fundraising event.  Thank you to everyone who attended on the night or who bought tickets to support the event.  To individuals and businesses who kindly donated gifts for the raffle and auction, and a special word of thanks to Jarlath Burns who was Master of Ceremonies on the night.

“We would also like to express our deepest gratitude for other fundraising events that have been held recently: Lorry Pull at Creggan; Bucket collections in Crossmaglen and Carrickmacross; Dominican Chapel collection and Newry Bingo; Canal Court and Bellini’s Quiz nights; St. Patrick’s PS, Crossmaglen staff and pupils; Theresa and the Sheridan Stage School; Natasha’s friends who ran the Newry City Half Marathon; Individuals who called with Mass bouquets, donations and get well wishes for Natasha.

“To our local councillors, north and south of the border, for their support and kind offers of an Air Ambulance for when Natasha is ready to be transferred home.  To the priests of the parish and Cardinal Sean Brady for their special intentions through Mass and prayer for Natasha’s recovery.

“The family is aware that there are further fundraising events planned over the coming weeks and we would like to thank in advance the organisers of these events and the people who attend for their generosity and continued support for Natasha.”