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About The Kathleen Graham Trust

 

The trust is named after Frances’s late mother Mary Kathleen Graham,  who was born on 28thMay 1942. She was the second child of Robert and Mary Mc Cutcheon and was always known by her middle name Kathleen.

Like many Irish mothers she had a great wit, a sharp tongue and a massive heart. She did everything she could all her life to help everyone she met whether it was with advice, time, money or practical help, and was never happier than when doing something to help someone. However, her most abiding love was reserved for her 6 children, 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Sadly, Kathleen died before her eldest daughter had the good luck to win the lottery on 1st Jan 2019 so in her memory and using the legacy, she left them, the family have established this trust in her memory and to carry on her work in helping the community she loved. Kathleen did everything she could, all her life, to help anyone she could whether it was with advice, time, money or practical help.

 

About The Kathleen Graham Trust

The Kathleen Graham Trust was started by Frances and Patrick Connolly to support all sections of the community in Northern Ireland, to help groups achieve their goals, fulfill ambition to make life a bit easier for those that needed it.

The trust is named after Frances’s late mother Mary Kathleen Graham, known for her great wit, sharp tongue and massive heart. Mary Kathleen Graham was born on 28thMay 1942 the second child of Robert and Mary Mc Cutcheon. She was always known by her middle name Kathleen and like many of us Irish mothers she had a great wit, a sharp tongue and a massive heart. She did everything she could all her life to help everyone she met whether it was with advice, time, money or practical help, and was never happier than when doing something to help someone. However, her most abiding love was reserved for her 6 children, 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Sadly, Kathleen died before her eldest daughter had the good luck to win the lottery on 1st Jan 2019 so in her memory and using the legacy, she left them the family have established this trust in her memory and to carry on her work in helping the community she loved.

Kathleen did everything she could, all her life, to help anyone she could whether it was with advice, time, money or practical help.

I would like to show the deepest appreciation to Frances Connolly and the Kathleen Graham Trust for the magnificent donation towards our Church Restoration Fund
Fr Declan Boland

PP Strabane

How we do it

Through financial support and practical assistance groups will have the opportunity to better themselves and form new partnerships together that can be sustained indefinitely, the communities across Northern Ireland deserve to reflect the wonderful nature of the people within them and The Kathleen Graham Trust will play its small role in making this happen.

The equipment we have received from the Kathleen Graham Trust has not only supported the young women we have worked with but they also supported the sector as a whole as a way of being connected with the wider community.
Susan Wilson

Shankill Women’s Centre/ empowering Young Women’s Project

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