Friday 22 June 2018

'Forget Me Not' fashion show for Alzheimer's Society is great success

Some 150 fashionistas attended the 8th annual 'Forget Me Not' fundraiser and fashion show in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

Geisha Restaurant, perched overlooking Malahide Marina, was the setting for the wonderful evening.

The event was initially set up by Anne Mulhair and her daughter, Aoife Mulhair in 2009 and the popular social fixture has raised over €55,000 for the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

Some 12 years ago, Anne's husband, Paddy was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's at the young age of 49.

Anne, along with her three daughters; Aoife, Katie and Emily provided care for Paddy at their family home in Malahide until Paddy's sad passing In June 2016.

The Mulhair family felt it was important to continue the 'Forget Me Not' fundraiser in Paddy's memory and to continue to support the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, which has been so helpful to them throughout Paddy's illness.

Speaking at the event Anne Mulhair said: 'It is important to increase the awareness of Early Onset Alzheimer's and to show case the facilities that are available through the Alzheimer Society of Ireland to support carers and families.

'On behalf of our family, Aoife and I would like to sincerely thank everyone for supporting our event this year. We would particularly like to express our gratitude to those who have attended since the beginning back in 2009.

'We would also like to thank Mary Bardin and Amy Vaughan of the ASI for their continued help and support of this event this year.'

There were many generous sponsors on the night including Savills, Adman, Jule, Inglot, The Skin Boutique, The House Hotel, Galway and Old Street Restaurant, Malahide donating some extravagant raffle prizes.

Fashion on the night was provided by Paula's Boutique, Marc Cain, Ellen B and Gents of Distinction menswear, hair was done by Malahide Hair Studio.

Fingal Independent