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Twins Aoife and Adam celebrate fourth birthday yesterday with their mum Bronagh and some of the 3,000 cards they received from around the world

Twins Aoife and Adam celebrate fourth birthday yesterday with their mum Bronagh and some of the 3,000 cards they received from around the world

Bronagh and Thomas Burke on their wedding day with Aoife and Adam

Bronagh and Thomas Burke on their wedding day with Aoife and Adam

Aoife and Adam

Aoife and Adam

Twins Aoife and Adam celebrate fourth birthday yesterday with their mum Bronagh and some of the 3,000 cards they received from around the world

It was a heartbreaking plea from a young mum - and it touched people around the world.

Bronagh Burke lost her 29-year-old husband Thomas after he suffered a heart attack at their Londonderry home in April.

Yesterday her twins turned four and, in an appeal through this newspaper, Bronagh had asked people to help make it a special day.