Age Action pays tribute to the late Maeve Binchy
Age Action has paid tribute to the late Maeve Binchy, who was a generous supporter of the older people’s charity.
“Maeve was always so willing to give Age Action her time, endorse our work and send the occasional encouraging message to staff” Age Action chief executive Robin Webster said. “Even in the latter years when health challenges restricted her mobility, Maeve did photo calls and recorded radio advertisements for Age Action from her dining room table.”
Mr Webster said Ms Binchy, who died yesterday, also had a great understanding of the ageing process. This was reflected in some of her later work and in her public interviews. “To have somebody who is held in such high regard by society talk of ageing in such positive terms, with empathy and good humour, was so valuable,” he added.
On behalf of Age Action’s board, staff, volunteers and members, Mr Webster extended the organisation’s sympathies to her husband, Gordon, and her family and friends.
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