Mayoral Charity Ball – Galway County – Saturday 27th May 2023
Tue, 09 May 2023 09:38:00 BST
An Cathaoirleach of the County of Galway, Cllr. Mchael (Moegie) Maher is hosting the County Mayoral Charity Ball on Saturday May 27th, 2023, in the MeadowCourt Hotel in Loughrea Co. Galway.
Proceeds from the Charity Ball will benefit two very worthwhile organisations.
Galway Hospice Foundation is a voluntary organisation supporting patients, with advanced diseases, needing palliative care, to attain the best quality of life possible by providing a range of support services including inpatient, day care and home care. It provides three Specialist Palliative Care Services - an Inpatient Unit in Renmore, Community Palliative Care Services and Palliative Day Care Service.
The Hospice currently looks after over 1,000 patients per year and demand for its services continues to increase. It must raise €1.8 million to ensure the continued delivery of Hospice Home Care, Day Care and Bereavement Support services to people throughout Galway City and County, as well as to those residing on the adjoining islands.
Galway Parkinsons Association has been helping people afflicted with parkinsons disease for over fifteen years, providing a range of services including the parkinsons disease nurse specialist community service, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and a weekly social club.
As first Citizen in the County of Galway, Councillor Maher, said that ‘It is my great honour and privilege, with the support of my family, friends, and colleagues, to hold the office of An Cathaoirleach of the County of Galway. It was a challenging year for many, but I was inspired every day by the resilience, innovation and sheer determination of the people of Galway County and I am delighted to have the opportunity to host the Mayoral Charity Ball and welcoming everyone to the Meadowcourt Hotel in Loughrea’. In launching the Mayoral Ball, Councillor Maher stated’ ‘I have met with people who volunteer and benefit from the Services provided by the Galway Hospice Foundation and Galway Parkinsons Association and am learning of the significant impact they have and respite they offer to those who avail of their services’. He added that, 'We have a great night's entertainment planned and our Guests can look forward to supporting these very worthy beneficiaries and a wonderful evening of food, dancing and music’.
Councillor Maher stated that ‘‘I would be delighted to receive support for the benefit of the Galway Hospice Foundation and Galway Parkinsons Association in raising much needed funds.’
The evening will begin at 7.00pm, with Dinner served at 7.30pm and an array of entertainment is being provided throughout the evening, Tickets are 50 euros per person. Tickets may be purchased or Donations submitted (or further information obtained) by contacting the Mayoral Office at Corporate Services Galway County Council – Tel: 091-509310. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring the event or making specific donations or donating Spot Prizes may contact Michael Maher - 086 8109185. In the event that you are unable to attend the Mayoral Charity Ball but would like to consider the option of a donation towards this year’s chosen charity, donations may be made to the following bank account number.
IBAN LT90 3250 0694 1199 3709 BIC REVOLT21, please reference ‘County Mayoral Ball’.
ENDS – May 8th 2023
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