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Dress up to raise cash for Indian street kids

LOTUS Child will hold a masquerade ball this Friday to raise funds for their projects in India.

Part of the Louis and Zelie Martin Foundation, Lotus Child is a registered charity (CHY 12491) that supports, promotes and funds the education and shelter of street children in India through funding the building and running costs of schools and community centres, a girls' home and a child sponsorship programme.

The charity's Alannah Smyth said: "We are very excited to be holding this event. As a charity, we rely on fundraisers such as this to enable us to continue to operate our projects in India, which all proceeds go towards.

"Our hope is that by offering a fun event, people can come out and have a great time while at the same time making a valuable contribution to this worthy cause."

The ball will bring a taste of Venice to Dublin and will give guests a chance to dress up and have some fun as well. The event is open to the public and guests will enjoy a drinks reception, a five-course dinner, cocktails, live music and dancing followed by an after-party at Bucks Townhouse.

Don't forget to don a mask for the event and you will be in with a chance of winning a prize.

Tickets for the ball, which takes place in The Conrad Hotel at 7.30pm, are €90 each and are on sale now at www.lotuschild.ie

For further information, contact Alannah Smyth of Lotus Child: +00 353 87 227 1709 or info@lotuschild.ie