Irish people have been going above and beyond for many people in our communities despite the challenges posed by Covid-19. Time and time again we've been reminded of people's kindness, particularly with some of the ingenuity shown when trying to celebrate friends' birthdays. Former Ireland captain Robbie Keane is asking for one more special birthday message from all of us.
On his Instagram today, he explained why he wants everybody who can to send a birthday card to football fan, Philip Walsh. Robbie explains:
"Philip Walsh who loves Sport & especially wrestling has Down’s Syndrome and is turning 27 on the 23rd May. This is a tough time for him as his dad died suddenly 6 weeks ago and his Mum is going through chemotherapy.
"Philip has been reading in the paper about people who can't have a Birthday party but are getting 100s of cards in the post. Philips birthday wish is to get as many Birthday cards as possible. I would really appreciate it if you could spread the word around the nation to send Philip a birthday card and help make his wish come through. Philips family reached out to spread the word and asked if anyone could send him a card it would mean the world to him. Today, I dropped over some Birthday cards and an Ireland jersey to Philip?Lets try to make Philips birthday a special one, and help make his birthday one to remember. His family have asked to share his address;
"5 Seabury Walk, Malahide, Co.Dublin, K36 AY60
"Please pass on to everyone you know - help break a birthday card record???"
So there you have it. It's simple as that. Send Philip your love and help him make it a great birthday! Also, make sure to swipe right in Robbie's Instagram post to see the video of him presenting Philip with some cards his Ireland jersey.