26 Sept 2022

Dundalk woman turns home into winter wonderland for Zoe Murphy appeal

Dundalk woman turns home into winter wonderland for Zoe Murphy appeal

Local woman Mandy Stevenson opened up her festive house to the public

Local woman Mandy Stevenson opened up her Manydown Close home, which has been decorated as a winter wonderland, to the public yesterday evening in aid of the Zoe Murphy Appeal. 

Zoe was diagnosed with quadriplegia and cerebral palsy at 21 months old. Her family are trying desperately to raise the €100,000 needed for her two-year-old daughters upcoming US SDR surgery. So far €51,432 has been raised by Zoe's family and the wider Dundalk community. 


Mandy Stevenson, Zoe Murphy and her mum Linda Bannon 

Mandy invited people to witness the turning on of the lights at her home at 35 Manydown close yesterday evening and leave a donation in aid of the Zoe Murphy appeal. A large crowd of families turned up for the event. Mandy has also said that the charity box will be at her house for the entire month of December. 

A flag day for Zoe will also take place in Dundalk this Friday. 

Zoe's mum Linda Bannon took to Facebook to say: "Thank you so much to Mandy Stevenson and all her neighbours and helpers for last nights light display and making Zoe such a big part of it. It really brought some much needed Xmas spirit and has kicked started Xmas for us. Zoe was made feel so special and thank you all for the lovely gifts and presents, she absolutely loved them when we got home. Such a wonderful group of kind people, thank you for doing so much for us." 

The Santa grotto at Mandy's house 


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