SONIA Muir hopes the true story of Irish children’s rights campaigner Christina Noble will inspire Orange residents to lend a hand to those less fortunate when it is screened on August 26.
The film Noble (M) will be shown in a one-off session at Odeon 5 Cinemas, which will also raise money for the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation.
It tells the story of the fearless heroine, who spent her childhood fending for herself on the streets of Dublin before following her dreams to bring joy to the lives of poor children and their families in Vietnam and Mongolia through a foundation she established.
Mrs Muir has a special place in her heart for Christina Noble. In 2006 she travelled to Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar with her mother to see the work of the foundation.
“It was great to see the work they were doing, to see the difference they were making to children’s lives,” she said.
But Mrs Muir said yesterday 10 tickets still needed to be sold by Monday before the screening of the film could go ahead.
She said it was a great opportunity to see an independent film that might not otherwise be brought to Orange, and be inspired by Noble’s impressive life.
“I hope they get inspired to be grateful for their own lives and have a thought for those less fortunate. And through the film see we can all make a difference. If we all give a hand here and there, imagine the difference we could make,” she said.
Tickets cost $17 each and can be purchased by visiting www.tugg. com/events/37785, or those who do not have access to the internet can call Mrs Muir on 6369 1724.
The film will be shown at 6.30pm on Wednesday, August 26.