Public appeal as Longford community set to rally together in a ‘A Night for Nicky’

Kevin Forde

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Public appeal as Longford community set to rally together in a ‘A Night for Nicky’

A fundraiser is due to take place in aid of Nicola Cawley Murphy, pictured above with her three children and husband Padraig

The community of Longford have come together to organise ‘A Night for Nicky’.

Drumlish native Nicola Cawley Murphy was diagnosed with Triple negative breast cancer in 2015.

The mother-of-three has undergone numerous treatments and trials since her diagnosis, such as radiation, chemotherapy and a mastectomy, though they have proved unsuccessful as of yet.

The family now reside in Newtownforbes and if their hardship of late was not enough, Nicky’s husband Padraig recently broke three of his fingers in an accident, which meant he had to take leave off work.

With the huge financial strain caused by Nicky’s treatment and Padraig's setback, friends and family have commenced planning for a fundraiser in Nicky’s honour, ‘A night for Nicky’.

“We want to run a fundraiser for Nicky, to help her and her family to beat this cancer, because as we all know cancer costs.

“Nicky has fought every day for the last four years for her survival. She is a strong person and is determined to beat this cancer, but it is difficult being constantly in pain and exhausted. She has borne more pain than most people can imagine and she has done so with a strength and courage one can only admire,” organisers posted.

Details of the fundraiser have yet to be revealed, but you can donate to help Nicky and her family through this difficult time through a gofundme page set up by organisers by simply searching A Night for Nicky (a-night-for-nicky).

The gofundme page was only set up in recent days and has raised in excess of €2,000 so far. Organisers have set a €20,000 target for their fundraising efforts, which they hope will help Nicky and her family through this hard period.

“Nicky is one of the good ones, kind, thoughtful and beautiful. Her road is long and hard but she faces it everyday with a positive approach,” organisers posted.

“So, we hope that we can all do something wonderful for Nicky to ease her struggle,” they added.

All monies raised will help the young family pay for Nicky’s treatment and ongoing battle with cancer, while also providing her family with some comfort in their time of need.

Check out next week’s edition of the Longford Leader for further details.