It took Tesco a little time to realise just how special Gillian Coffey is, but, pretty much everyone in Greystones has known this for a very long time. Going right back to when Gillian Coffey was born here – in 1983 or ’84. We’re not entirely sure.
A mum to four eternally lucky, and equally wonderful, children – Yvonne, Anthony, Lisa and Jade – Gillian Coffey is the sort of woman who was never going to be content making sure just four people had a good life. Gillian has always wanted to help everyone in this world have a good life. Hence all that sterling work for others. Hence Tesco crowning Gillian their Charity Star Of The Year last week.
The official presentation of Gillian’s award – fingers crossed it’s made of pure gold – will be happening later this week, and we’ll be there. In the meantime, we’ll let Gillian’s daughter describe what it was like for that bunch of lucky kids being brought up by this wonderful woman…
We love her so much – she is a beautiful person, inside and out. We are really lucky to have her in our lives. She would do anything for us… ah sure, we would be lost without her.
Can’t say fairer, or sweeter, than that. We should have pics of Gillian all embarrassed, receiving her award, by the weekend. So, watch this space.