“She is my biggest influence and role model and I constantly strive to reach the standards of kindness and decency she set throughout her life.
“Mum went above and beyond and out of her way to help others. She had an extremely charitable spirit and never sought any recognition or attention for the help she gave others.”
And speaking to Dublin Live, he added: “The essence of my mum's character would have been helping others and being extremely selfless. I want to emulate her standards and at least try and be a fraction of the person she was.
“She was the kindest and the most sincere and selfless person you’d have ever met. I think she would do anything for anyone.”
Those who wish to donate to the fundraiser ahead of the Dublin Marathon can do so here.