BY JACKIE KEOGH
Over €12,000 has already been raised for the charity Brú Columbanus from the sale of a commemorative pendant honouring the singer Colin Vearncombe who died from head injuries sustained in a crash last year.
Limited editions of the pendants in both silver and gold were available by pre-ordering from the Enibas store in Schull for some time, but the official launch only took place recently, one day after the family marked what would have been Colin’s birthday.
Sabine Lenz, who based the new sunny pendant on Colin’s own one, said fundraising efforts would continue and hopefully raise €20,000 for the organisation that provided home-from-home accommodation for Colin’s family while he was in hospital.
The pendant, which features a smiling sun, also bears the Irish inscription Saol Iontach, which is a reference to Colin’s worldwide hit, Wonderful Life.
Speaking at the launch, Sabine said the entire project had been about connections.
But she said it was pure serendipity to discover that the jewellery designer’s stamp on Colin’s original smiling sun bears the letters BRU.