Friday 19 July 2019

Breaking out the glad rags for a good cause!

Emer Leacy, Fiona Kavanagh, Aine Kavanagh, Aisling Lenehan and Alannah Lenehan
Emer Leacy, Fiona Kavanagh, Aine Kavanagh, Aisling Lenehan and Alannah Lenehan
P.J. and Cathriona O’Connor and Anne Marie and Brian Ivers

Pádraig Byrne

The glitz and glamour was rolled out for some great causes at The Riverside Park Hotel recently as the Future Is Bright fundraiser took over the ballroom in aid of Pieta House Wexford and Slaney Search & Rescue. The idea was conceived over a few glasses of wine between sisters Fiona and Aine Kavanagh.

'Both charities do great work locally and we've seen first hand all the hard work that they do,' said Fiona. 'Wally from Slaney Search & Rescue called out to us and showed us their videos and we were absolutely delighted to be able to help and give back to such worthy local causes.'

The event saw over 130 people sit down to a luxurious three course meal in the glamorous surroundings of the Hilton Edwards Suite before dancing the night away to Stephen Murphy and his rockabilly band followed by Liam Sharkey on DJ duties. The fun well and truly went on until the early hours and the whole evening was said to have been a wonderful success.

The dinner dance saw wonderful support from the local business community in particular, who donated lots of raffle prizes and door prizes which were handed out to delighted winners on the night.

'We had an amazing amount of support,' said Fiona. 'People were so good. We still have some money to come in, but we're hopeful that we might have raised somewhere between €8,000 and €10,000, which we are delighted with.'

The organisers wished to thank everyone who got involved and helped in any way in the event's success and they are hoping to hand over a cheque to the worthy causes early next month.

Enniscorthy Guardian