Many Crusaders supporters will know the Galbraith family and in particular they will have fond memories of young Alex Galbraith who sadly passed away last November after a long illness. The family attend Seaview regularly and are well known and respected by the manager, players, staff and board of directors. Alex was a wheelchair user but despite his disability and his many health challenges he was always determined to see his wee club in action as often as he could.
On Tuesday, 16th July Paul and Irene Galbraith visited Seaview with their family to present a cheque for £1,000 to Michael Nugent and Sharon Gorman from the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice. The hospice is a charity close to the hearts of the Galbraith family as Alex often went there for respite care during his illness.
Paul and Irene really appreciated the compassionate care Alex received at the hospice and they simply wanted to give something back to them. Their donation will see a plaque, in memory of Alex, placed on a butterfly sculpture situated in the Woodland Trust’s Monkstown Wood. The money raised will also allow the hospice to provide continued support to families across a whole range of services.
The Galbraith family intend to run another fundraising event in the McDonald Centre on Saturday, 23rd November 2019. Further details will be released at a later stage.