Greenisland pensioner continues ‘selfless’ support for others

Greenisland resident Anna McCartney.Greenisland resident Anna McCartney.
Greenisland resident Anna McCartney.
The family of a Greenisland woman has paid tribute to her “incredible generosity” as she celebrates a milestone birthday.

Anna McCartney has been supporting other pensioners in the community for a number of years, alongside her work with Greenisland Church of Ireland, Co Antrim.

Despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Mrs McCartney, who marked her 80th birthday yesterday (Thursday), is continuing to do her bit to help others through difficult times.

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“She bakes and cooks for many of her friends in need and during this period of social distancing she is still selflessly cooking for friends, who have few relatives and are eternally grateful,” Mrs McCartney’s family said.

“On Easter Sunday, she cooked and delivered dinners to three other people.

“She has even taken food down as far as Bundoran (Co Donegal) in the past.”

Due to the current pandemic, family had to postpone celebrations for Anna’s birthday on April 30 - a date which she shares with NHS fundraising hero, Colonel Tom Moore, who has raised millions of pounds by walking laps of his garden.

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Mother to June, Ruth and Carol, Mrs McCartney has five grandchildren, Gary, Nigel, Lisa, Alex and Aaron.

She is also great-grandmother to Cameron, Amelia, Lola and Luca.

“She is just incredibly generous, kind, and thoughtful and has unbelievable energy,” Mrs McCartney’s family added.

“We want to acknowledge the fabulous work she does in her community, whilst also being an amazing mum, grandmother and great-grandmother.”


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