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Friday 22 March 2019

Love in the air as Lakers set to raffle a diamond ring

Joan Doyle from O’Kelly Jewellers with Lakers board members Daniel Ryan and Rebecha McAuley at the launch of the Love Lakers: Diamond Ring Raffle
Joan Doyle from O’Kelly Jewellers with Lakers board members Daniel Ryan and Rebecha McAuley at the launch of the Love Lakers: Diamond Ring Raffle

Mary Fogarty

Anyone preparing to pop the question will be interested to learn that a diamond ring will be up for grabs for just €20. The Love Lakers: Diamond Ring raffle will be launched on Valentine's Day, Thursday, February 14.

Patrick O'Kelly Jewellers in Bray have donated a beautiful 18ct white gold engagement ring, with the draw for the piece to take place on June 6.There will also be some fantastic runner up prizes, including Dermaglo beauty treatments and more.

Lakers is a sports and recreational club for adults and children with an intellectual disability. Last October, a fire ripped through their clubhouse, destroying four buses and rendering their premises uninhabitable due to smoke and water damage.

The club supports over 400 members aged four to 75, seven days a week, providing activities such as football, skiing, cooking, art, pottery, swimming and much more. 'Lakers are getting back on their feet and now have temporary residence at the Old School House on Eglington Road, thanks to a fantastic community response, but we still need support to replace equipment, continue business as usual, and support local families,' said a spokesperson for the charity. The organisation's ultimate goal is to purchase and move in to its own premises.

'The Love Lakers; Diamond Ring raffle is just a wonderful way for us to fund-raise for this. The ring will already have had such a positive impact fundraising for Lakers, and now we get to give this beautiful ring to someone to propose with, and to be a little part of that union is fantastic. Everyone wins!' To be in with a chance of winning, go to eventbrite.ie and look for 'diamond ring raffle' or call 01 2022694.

Early bird tickets will be available until the end of February.

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