Although beset by all sorts of economic problems Tipp has always managed to come up with a Pride of Tipperary who is of great credit to the town and surrounding area. This year is no exception with the crown being worn Donna Breen who is pictured below with her justifiably proud parents, Jim and Anne Breen.
As part of her tenure Donna organised a Winters Ball at the Aherlow House Hotel in aid of South Tipperary Hospice and a new resource centre for those who have been diagnosed with cancer. The latter, which is a new venture with rooms at the Enterprise Centre, was founded by Jennifer Jones who had herself battled ovarian cancer. Named the ‘Jennifer Jones Circle of Friends’ the organisation is there to provide information and aid to those who have been diagnosed with the disease, support that was not available to Jennifer in her time of need which was a situation she was determined to rectify upon the return of her health. This she explained in a moving and powerful address and both she and Donna carried the room with their heartfelt speeches seeking donations to help the worthy causes they represented. All in all it was a tremendously successful evening and it was a privilege to be asked to capture the event and so help in a rather minor way.