Find Nora Quoirin

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Created 5 August 2019
Agnew & Quoirin Family
on behalf of Meabh Quoirin
I am Nóra's aunt. Nóra's uncle, Pacôme, has created a second campaign from France to collect money in euros. If you prefer to donate there, please visit:  https://www.gofundme.com/retrouver-nora-quoirin  All donations from both campaigns will be donated to Nóra's family.

The family of missing 15-year old London schoolgirl, Nóra Quoirin, appealed today for help in locating her. Nóra, who is the daughter of an Irish-French couple has special needs, disappeared  while on a holiday with her family at a resort in a nature reserve near Seremban, 63 km south of Kuala Lumper, Malaysia. Her father raised the alarm when he discovered her missing from her bedroom at 8 am local time on Sunday, 4 August.

Nóra is my niece. Her parents and our families in Ireland and France are distraught by her disappearance. Nóra is a child with special needs and has learning and developmental disabilities which make her especially vulnerable and we fear for her safety. Nóra would not know how to get help and would never leave her family voluntarily. Local police now consider this a criminal matter and are treating it as an abduction. On behalf of our entire family, we are appealing to everyone to assist the local police in any way they can, if you are close by please get out and join the search and pass on any information that would help locate our beloved Nóra without delay.

The family has set up an email address for information leading to her safe return: findnoraq@gmail.com 

More family members are travelling to Malaysia to participate in the search and rescue effort and would appreciate donations to cover any unforeseen expenses or charges incurred in the process.

Donations can be accepted in any currency. You will be charged in pounds, use this currency converter - https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/ - to see the equivalent in euro (or any other currency).

The balance of funds will be withdrawn directly by Meabh Quoirin, Nóra's mother, to ensure that all expenses incurred by the family are covered by this campaign. Funds will be used at the family's discretion as the search for Nóra continues to develop and as needs arise.

If there are funds in excess of the family's needs, they have expressed wishes to donate the reminder to charity, such as the Lucie Blackman Trust in order to help families in similar situations to ourselves.

We are working with Meabh and Sebastien to ensure that their immediate costs are covered, and will update you all as we have more information.

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Je suis Aisling, la tante de Nóra. Pacôme, l’oncle de Nóra a créé une campagne depuis la France pour pouvoir faire des dons en euros. Si vous préférez donnez sur cette deuxième campagne, cliquez ici:  https://www.gofundme.com/retrouver-nora-quoirin  Les dons de ces deux collectes seront reversés directement à la famille de Nóra.

Depuis le 4 août vers 8h du matin, en Malaisie, la jeune Nóra Quoirin âgée de 15 ans et originaire de Londres est portée disparue. Sa famille lance un appel pour l'aider à la retrouver. Fille d'un couple franco-irlandais, Nóra nécessite une attention particulière car elle est atteinte de trouble du développement et de l'apprentissage. Elle a disparu alors qu'elle résidait dans le resort d'une réserve naturelle, près de Seremban, à 63 km de Kuala Lumpur.

Nóra est ma nièce. Ses parents et nos familles, en Irlande et en France, sont dévastés par sa disparition. Nóra est vulnérable et nous craignons pour sa sécurité. Nóra ne saurait pas où et comment demander de l'aide, et elle ne quitterait jamais sa famille délibérément. 

La police locale considère désormais qu'il s'agit d'une affaire criminelle et traite l'enquête comme s'il s'agissait d'un enlèvement. De la part de toute notre famille, nous appelons tout le monde à collaborer avec la police par tous les moyens possibles. Si vous êtes sur place, joignez-vous aux recherches et relayez toute information susceptible de retrouver notre Nóra adorée le plus rapidement possible. 

La famille a mis en place une adresse pour envoyer toute information permettant de la retrouver : findnoraq@gmail.com 

D'autres membres de notre famille voyageront en Malaisie pour participer aux efforts de recherches. Nous vous serons reconnaissants pour tous les dons que vous ferez pour nous assister dans ces démarches de recherches.

Les dons peuvent être acceptés dans n'importe quelle devise. Vous serez facturé en livres sterling. Utilisez ce convertisseur de devise -  https://www.xe.com/fr/currencyconverter/ - pour afficher l'équivalent en euros (ou toute autre devise).

Les fonds seront directement reversés à Meabh Quoirin, la maman de Nóra, pour assurer que l’intégralité des dépenses depuis sa disparition seront couvertes par la cagnotte. Les fonds seront utilisés par la famille à sa convenance, à mesure que les recherches se poursuivent et des besoins potentiels.

S’il y avait un excédent d’argent, la famille souhaite le reverser à une association, comme le Lucie Blackman Trust, afin d’aider d’autres familles dans la même situation.

Nous travaillons avec Meabh et Sébastien pour nous assurer que leurs besoins immédiats soient couverts le plus vite possible, et nous vous tiendrons informés dès que nous auront plus d’informations.
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The Agnew and Quoirin families are immensely grateful to all those who donated money to help us in the search for Nora.

The fund has enabled us to employ extra assistance and expert help in extremely complex & traumatic circumstances. The fund has also supported travel costs for the family.

We will donate to the Lucie Blackman Trust so that they can continue to help other families in similar circumstances. They have have supported us through every stage of this crisis and they continue to provide us with guidance and assistance. They do incredible work, and we are honoured to be able to help them in launching operations for Irish Citizens in Nora's memory.

We will also donate any surplus money to charities, such as the Osteopathic Centre for Children. Nora's quality of life was much improved by them, and we want to support their work for other children with difficulties and disabilities.

Thank you all for your kindness and generosity during this time. We are truly humbled by the overwhelming support.
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A message on behalf of the Lucie Blackman Trust:

The Lucie Blackman Trust is extremely saddened to announce that the body discovered today in Malaysia was that of 15 year old Nora. We are so sad to announce this news.

As the weeks progress, Lucie Blackman Trust will be assisting Nora’s family through every aspect of the horrible journey they face. We are sure the beautiful messages on here will in time be of great comfort to the family.

Our help to the family will not end. Thank you all for your support, and for respecting the family's privacy at this time.
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The family of Nóra Quoirin, 15, whose mother Meabh is from Belfast and whose father Sebastien is French, have today released the following statement.

“Nóra is a very special person. She is fun, funny, and extremely loving. With her family, she is very affectionate - family is her whole world and she loves to play games, like Cat Bingo, with us. She likes to tell us silly jokes and wear clever, colourful t-shirts. She is not like other teenagers. She is not independent and does not go anywhere alone. Nóra was born with Holoprosencephaly; this means that she has a smaller brain. All her life she has spent a lot of time in hospital. When she was born, she needed operations to help her breathing. She has specialists that monitor her growth, her physical abilities and her strength, and especially her mental capacity. Nóra has always needed dedicated specialist educational provision, and now attends a school for children and young people with learning and communication difficulties.

Nóra and her family are bi-lingual and bi-cultural. Nóra is very proud that she can speak French as well as English. But her verbal communication is limited. Nóra can read like a young child, but she cannot write more than a few words. She has a good memory but she cannot understand anything conceptual. She is unable to do maths and so things like money are impossible to manage. She cannot make or receive phone calls independently. She can wash and dress herself, though she cannot manage buttons, and struggles to wash her hair. At school, she is learning to ride a bicycle properly. Nóra likes to walk with her family, but her balance is limited and she struggles with coordination. She has been to Asia, and many European countries before, and has never wandered off or got lost. Nóra is very sensitive. Outside the family, Nóra is very shy and can be quite anxious. Every night, her special time is for cuddles and a night-time story with her Mum. And she was extremely excited about the family holiday in Malaysia.”

That is the end of the statement. The family would again like to take this opportunity to express their sincere thanks to the Royal Malaysian Police, and all those searching for Nóra. Some of these people have been working all day, every day and the family cannot express their gratitude enough.

https://www.facebook.com/LBTrust/posts/2443730495892010?__tn__=K-R
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FAMILY STATEMENT:
Nora’s family wish to express their deepest gratitude for the Royal Malaysian Police force, the search and rescue teams, and emergency services, for all they have done for us in this difficult time.

We would like to thank our embassies, the local community, and the staff here at the hotel. And anyone else who has offered help to find Nora. We also welcome the assistance of the French, British and Irish police.

We are completely overwhelmed by the support we have received from all over the world.

This is extremely traumatic for the whole family. Meabh and Sebastien are devastated and too upset to speak themselves at this time.

We are extremely thankful to The Lucie Blackman Trust for their ongoing support. They are handling all media enquiries for us and everything should be directed to them. Our family cannot face dealing with that at the moment.

But we must remain hopeful. And we ask everyone to keep Nora in their thoughts, and to continue to support the ongoing search for her.

Nora is still missing, and she is very vulnerable, and we need to do everything we can to bring her home.

**Please see video statement with BBC attached.**
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