Charity quiz night on March 27 in memory of Sandyleigh
A Ballymena mother is holding a charity quiz night in the town March 27, 20 years to the day that her young daughter lost her life in a house fire in Ballee, with all proceeds going to the Firefighters Benevolent Fund.
Siobhan Shiels has organised the event in memory of her late daughter, Sandyleigh Gilmore, and as a thank-you to the firefighters who responded to the blaze on March 27, 1993.
It will be held in Ballymena Bowling Club on March 27 at 7.30pm for teams up to a maximum of six persons with admission just £3 per person.
The evening, which is open to everyone, will also feature a raffle in aid of the Firefighters
Siobhan said: “My daughter, Sandyleigh Gilmore, died in a house fire in Ballee on March 27, 1993, so this is the 20th anniversary.
“At the time of her death and the years after we didn’t thank the Fire Service properly for saving the lives of myself, my sister Tanya and my other other daughters, Tamara now 23 and Debra now 20, so this is our way of giving back to the Fire Service that saved our lives.
“I must also say that the Fire Service weren’t the only ones that helped.
“My neighbours were fantastic and two of them were awarded medals for helping us that awful day,” said Siobhan.
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