Mary Robinson Lunch

Mary Robinson
Our 35th Anniversary celebratory luncheon took place on 22 May 2007 in St. Patrick’s Hall, Dublin Castle. Founders Maura O’Dea Richards and Annette Evans Hunter were delighted to meet up with former board member Evelyn Forde and former administrator, Nuala Feric. The highlight of the afternoon was an inspirational speech delivered by our  former President. Guests included Senators David Norris and Feargal Quinn, Mary Banotti MEP, Ivana Bacik as well as many former and current board members, staff, clients and supporters.
Mrs Robinson was presented with a bespoke bracelet at the lunch, which was designed and created by internationally renowned jewellery designer, Melissa Curry. The bracelet was enclosed in a bespoke satin and velvet pouch crafted by textile and accessory designer, Helen James who attended the event.


Melissa Curry’s inspiration for the bracelet came from Mary Robinson’s unfailing support of vulnerable women and families throughout the years. The bracelet consists of a string of freshwater pearls punctuated with 18ct pink gold beads and a trio of hearts, which align to form a silver locket. The first silver heart in the trio includes an emerald, (Mary Robinson’s birthstone), while the second heart is a pink gold stencil of the One Family logo, (an adult and child reaching up to a star symbolising the supportive and aspirational qualities of the charity). The third silver heart includes 35 stipples, (inspired by the Ardagh Chalice), representing the 35 years of the charity, as well as the former name of the charity, Cherish, engraved on the front.