Wednesday 25 April 2018

Laura Brennan Ball a storming success

Linda McNamara, Nuala Brennan and Helen McCormack.
Linda McNamara, Nuala Brennan and Helen McCormack.
Jimmy and Paula Brennan with Mark and Susan Cunningham.
Clare Hamill, Cliona Hamill and Caroline Heffernan.
Grainne and Ray Whalley with Elaine Maher.
Jenny McGrath, Iscult Cresen and Sarah Murphy at the Laura Brennan gala evening in the Grand Hotel, Malahide.
Pat and Elsie Brennan enjoying the night.
Shane, Nuala, Anna and Pat Brennan at the Laura Brennan gala evening in the Grand Hotel, Malahide.
Sarah Boyne, Oral Ni Scolai, Anna Brennan and Aisling Chambers enjoying the night at the ball.
Turning on the style were Karen McFetridge, Annemarie Gubbins, Fiona Murphy, Denise Alford and Olivia Tracey at the Laura Brennan gala evening in the Grand Hotel, Malahide.

John Manning

THE annual Gala Night in aid of popular local charity, The Laura Brennan Charitable Trust was a storming success again this year with 200 people at the Grand Hotel in Malahide to support the cause and have a great night out.

The 'Laura Brennan Charitable Trust' was set up in 2008 to raise much needed funds for deserving causes within the local and surrounding communities.

The fund has many aims and objectives but its principle goal is: 'To support children up to 18 years of age who may be suffering from serious, life threatening or life limiting illnesses within the local and surrounding communities'

Pat and Nuala Brennan set up this worthy charity in memory of their daughter Laura, who passed away following a sudden illness. She was just 16 years old and a beautiful, intelligent, talented and caring young lady whose legacy lives on in the charity's valuable work.

To date, the trust has fundraised €100,000 and helped over 40 families through very difficult times.

According to Pat Brennan, this year's Gala Night went 'brilliantly'.

The venue once again was the Grand Hotel Malahide and began with a champagne reception. Nuala and Pat welcomed everyone and spoke about the work of the charity over the past 12 months and the difference that the charity is making to the lives of so many children.

They also spoke about the numerous fundraising events that had taken place during the year and expressed their heart felt thanks to all those involved.

Everybody was presented with a booklet explaining in more detail how the charity has helped so many children as well as given a charity bracelet bearing an inscription from Laura's own Bebo site - 'Life's Too Short to be Anything But Happy - LB'.

The after dinner entertainment was provided by The Needables who released their new single 'Rainy Day Blues' in aid of the Laura Brennan Charitable Trust on the March 1, 2014 with all of the proceeds going to the charity.

The single is currently available on iTunes to download - simply search for 'The Needables'.

You can find out more about this great local charity at

Fingal Independent