President Michael D. Higgins congratulates One Family

We are so appreciative and thankful for all the good wishes which we’ve been getting for our 40th – many thanks. We thought we’d share the message of support sent to us by President Michael D. Higgins which was read out on the night of our celebrations:

I would like to send my best wishes to Cherish as you celebrate your 40th anniversary. For many years single mothers in our society were an excluded group, a people without a voice. I thank you for all you have done in promoting an inclusive citizenship by ensuring that lone parents and their children are treated with respect and are valued as a family within our society. Your contribution to changing the landscape for lone parents in this county has been a significant one. I congratulate you for your dedication and commitment and I wish you every success in the future.
Michael D. Higgins
Uachtarán na hÉireann
President of Ireland
You can also read the message from our founder Maura Richards O’Dea here