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Monday 15 October 2018

Mamma Mia is a sell-out for Gorey Chamber

Jacquline Sheals, Karen O’Brien, Marie Sinnott, Rowena Stafford, Katherine Sinnott and Alba Carballa
Jacquline Sheals, Karen O’Brien, Marie Sinnott, Rowena Stafford, Katherine Sinnott and Alba Carballa
Minister Michael D’Arcy attending the charity screening of Mamma Mia! Here we go again in aid of St Aidans Services with Maura Kelly, CEO St Aidans Services his niece Rosie McGuckin
Fiona Williams, Barbara O’Malley, Brona Stafford, Catherine McManus and Rosaleen Keenan

Sara Gahan

The Gorey Chamber of Commerce has raised more than €5,000 for St Aidan's Day Care Service's.

The Chamber organised a première screening in Movies@Gorey of the most-anticipated film of the year - 'Mamma Mia: Here we go again'. The sold out event gathered an audience of 320.

'It was just great to see the community rally around a local charity,' said CEO of Gorey Chamber Diarmuid Devereux. 'It was a great evening, for a great cause.'

Beforehand, the guest enjoyed a wine and cheese reception and a raffle also took place.

The musical film is a follow-up from 'Mamma Mia! The Movie' which grossed over $600m around the world when it was released 10 years ago.

The new film takes the audience back to the island of Kalokairi with the soundtrack and script based, again, around the magical songs of ABBA.

The original film's cast features in the new movie along with some additional well-known actors.

St Aidan's services is a voluntary body established in 1968 and provides a comprehensive range of services and supports for people with wide-ranging disabilities, children with special needs, and older people.

Gorey Guardian

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