Thursday 21 August 2014

Cheltenham charity lunch proves a winner

Published 19/03/2014 | 05:28

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Employees from sponsors Coca-Cola International Services enjoying the Daffodil Day Cheltenham lunch in the Westcourt Hotel.

THERE WERE runners and riders, and more than a few favourites for the Best Dressed Man award, at Friday's Daffodil Day Cheltenham lunch!

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Over 120 people packed into the Westcourt Hotel for the cancer research fundraiser.

'We had a fantastic turnout as always, and the atmosphere was great, especially towards the end of the races, and in particular the Gold Cup,' said organiser Karen Healy, who, along with Meave Smith and their amazing committee, pull out all the stops every year. 'Everyone seems to enjoy it and are very generous in their support of Daffodil Day and the Irish Cancer Society.'

Coca Cola have come on board this year to show their support and a large group was flying the flag for the company, although no bets were changing hands!

The annual Gold Cup award was presented to John Kierans and his table for backing winning horse Lord Windermere.

In the Best Dressed awards, the finalists were Siobhan Woods from Coca-Cola, Siobhan Shortt from Five Oaks and Bernie McWeeney from Donore and taking the top spot in her 'daffodil' yellow was Catherine Meade from Lobinstown.

For the men, Auctioneer Ray White, Emmet Finnegan, Niall Lund, Chris Carr all looked the part but Gerry Boylan was placed third behind joint-winners Ronan O'Reilly and Michael Halligan.

They are most grateful for all past Daffodil Day Business Lunch donations, which for Drogheda amounts to well over €300,000, which has helped many families going through cancer.

Drogheda Independent

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