Festive Fashion at the Shelbourne Hotel

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Eighty ladies attended a special Christmas lunch at The Shelbourne Hotel hosted by, wife of Ireland Rugby Captain, Jodie Best raising a fantastic €5,000 for Cancer Fund for Children.
Cancer Fund for Children Ladies Lunch

Sinead McGrath and Jodie Best

Guests, including Kerri Rawlings, wife of Connacht Rugby team Manager Andy Friend and fashion beauty and lifestyle blogger Pippa O’Connor, were given a glimpse inside the haute couture world of fashion designer Eamonn McGill.  Eamonn, who this year created the elegant and effervescent ‘Showtime’ Christmas windows for Brown Thomas and is well known for his bespoke red-carpet creations, delighted everyone by sharing some of his unique designs and the source of his inspiration and creativity.

Former motorsport team boss, and businessman, Eddie Jordan made a surprise appearance and entertained guests with a performance along with Italian singer-songwriter Luca Carboni.

This festive event was held to raise awareness and funds for ‘Project Connacht’ our ambitious plan to build a new therapeutic short break facility in Cong mental disorders County Mayo for children across Ireland diagnosed with cancer and their families.

Cancer Fund for Children Relationship Manager, Belinda Kearns, said;

“This December around 32 families in Ireland will receive the devastating news that their child has cancer. We provide practical, financial and emotional support to children with cancer and their families, as well as providing free residential short breaks at Daisy Lodge in Newcastle Co. Down where they can reenergise as a family unit. We are working towards creating a second Daisy Lodge, based in Connacht, to ensure that no family in Ireland must face cancer alone.”

Breakfast radio news anchor, Georgie Crawford was delighted to MC the event following her own recent experience of cancer and her understanding of the impact it has on the whole family.

Check out the photo album from our Ladies Lunch here.

Get Involved

If you would like to support Project Connacht  please contact Cancer Fund for Children’s Relationship Manager, Belinda Kearns on 087 7086484 or belinda@cancerfundforchildren.ie.

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