Saturday 1 October 2016

Expect more than bare necessities at charity screening

Published 15/04/2016 | 02:30

'This fundraiser is just one of several events organised to raise both awareness and vital funds for people living with dementia and their family carers' Photo: Disney
'This fundraiser is just one of several events organised to raise both awareness and vital funds for people living with dementia and their family carers' Photo: Disney

The Boys in Blue will be joining Mowgli, Baloo and you for a unique fundraising screening of 'The Jungle Book' in aid of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland next Tuesday in Movies @ Dundrum.

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At a special screening of the much anticipated remake of the Disney classic 'The Jungle Book', the hard-working Leinster squad will be doing more than the bare necessities handing out popcorn and drinks and ushering cinema-goers to their seats at this fun charity event in aid of The ASI. There will a few surprises and fantastic spot prizes on the night and you could end up sitting next to one of your sporting heroes.

The ASI is one of Leinster Rugby's charity partners this year and this fundraiser is just one of several events organised to raise both awareness and vital funds for people living with dementia and their family carers.

Interim head of fundraising Mairead Dillon said: "We are so excited to launch this fun event and would like to say a huge thank you to the Leinster squad for taking the time to host this fantastic event. There are more than 48,000 people living with dementia in Ireland cared for by more than 50,000 carers.

"The beauty of events such as these is not only do they raise vital funding they also help to raise awareness of the condition."

Leinster Rugby media manager and CSR Committee member, Marcus Ó Buachalla, said: "We are very excited to be involved in this unique fundraising event for The ASI and would encourage Leinster fans and supporters of the charity to come along and enjoy the fun, this is a perfect opportunity to raise vital funds to help those living with dementia in Ireland, while also having a good time."

Tickets for this private event are €20 which includes your cinema ticket, combo meal deal served by a member of the Leinster squad and a donation to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

Tickets are available to purchase online from the box office at Movies@Dundrum.

Limited seats available, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Irish Independent

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