Cathy has written many short stories for charitable anthologies, magazines and two for adult literacy initiatives (Quick Reads and Open Door). Here are the main anthologies Cathy has contributed to. Please note some of these stories are now available in Christmas Magic.
There's No Place Like Home at Christmas
In aid of The Jack & Jill Foundation.
A collection of new Christmas stories written by well known Irish personalities including Maeve Binchy, Niall Quinn, Cathy Kelly, Eddie Hobbs, Patrick Hickey and Judi Curtin. Describing the true meaning of Christmas, this collection of nearly 30 stories is varied and colourful and will warm the very cockles of your heart. This book will help raise funds for The Jack & Jill Children's Foundation, who provide home nursing care and respite to the families of precious children with brain damage who require intensive care in the place they call home. The Jack & Jill Children's Foundation (www.jackandjill.ie) was set up in 1997 by Jonathan Irwin and his wife MaryAnn O'Brien (MD of Lily O'Brien's) to help young children in Ireland who are born with or develop brain damage and who suffer severe intellectual and physical developmental delay as a result. They decided to set up Jack & Jill based on their own experience with their son Jack whose short life showed them the ideal way in which little children can be nursed at home. From their experience evolved the Jack & Jill model of home nursing and respite care that supports 320 families in Ireland today and has helped over 1,200 children and their families since 1997