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Garda Colm Dunne, Elizabeth O’Sullivan, Chief Supt Denis Ferry, Gary Morris and Supt Jim Doyle

Garda Colm Dunne, Elizabeth O’Sullivan, Chief Supt Denis Ferry, Gary Morris and Supt Jim Doyle

Garda Colm Dunne, Elizabeth O’Sullivan, Chief Supt Denis Ferry, Gary Morris and Supt Jim Doyle

A night which saw local Gardaí replace their uniforms with black ties and tuxedos has led to almost €7,000 being raised for Wexford Hospice Homecare (WHH).

The annual Garda Blue Light Ball took place in the Talbot Hotel last October and, as is the norm, all proceeds from the night went to the Hospice.

And following a hugely successful event, which saw an almost sell-out crowd enjoy a champagne reception, a five-course meal and music from Divine Intervention, a figure of €6,950 was raised.

This brings the total amount raised by the Ball during its six years to more than €40,000.

Having presented the cheque to Elizabeth O'Sullivan and Gary Morris of WHH, Garda Colm Dunne thanked all those who had helped make the event such a success.

Paying tribute to main sponsors Kerlogue Nursing Home, M&T Plant Hire, Skytel, the 'Wexford People' and Enniscorthy Credit Union, Garda Dunne then thanked the numerous other businesses who had also sponsored the event.

And with WHH requiring between €700,000-€800,000 to operate on an annual basis, €200,000 of which it receives in government funding, Garda Dunne stressed the importance of fundraisers like the Blue Light Ball.

The service is funded through voluntary donations from organisations and individuals throughout the county.

He then confirmed that this year's Ball would take place on October 2, once more in the Talbot Hotel.

Wexford People