To open the Year of Mercy, 20th Dec. Guest Speakers during Advent at the 9.30 & 11am Masses in Christ the King Church, Cloughleigh.
Mary & Tony Heffernan are the founders of the national childrens charity , The Saoirse Foundation, who operate the BUMBLEance Childrens ambulance service, Bee For Battens and are currently developing Liams Lodge, a childrens respite and palliative care centre for Munster and the Mid West. Above all, Mary and Tony are the parents of Saoirse & Liam, Saoirse was diagnosed with the fatal batten disease in 2009 and Liam was diagnosed in 2010. Saoirse grew her Angel wings on Jan 18th 2011 and Liam grew his on May 4th 2014, both died at age 5 years. Mary & Tony Heffernan were presented with the people of the year award and the pride of Ireland award in 2014 for their selfless work to help others