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    NW Breast Cancer Ball celebrates 10th Anniversary!

    The 10th annual North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball took place last night at the Silver Tassie Hotel,  with over 300 glamorous guests supporting the night. Unfortunately, I couldn’t be there but had Clive Wasson capturing the photos for me.

    The compere for the evening was Noel Cunningham who carried out his duties as professional as always.

    The ball, which has become a highlight of the social calendar for attendees raising much needed funds for continued research into the management and treatment of breast cancer. 

    After a delicious meal served by the attentive staff, both breast surgeons from Breast Centre North West, Mr Michael Sugrue and Mr Manvydas Verzgalis, thanked the local community for their generous support over the last 10 years.

    They also shared the good news story that Breast Centre North West holds its own with other services worldwide when it comes to leading research and improving outcomes for those identified as having breast cancer.

    Special guest for the evening was Nikki Bradley looking fabulous in red, adaptive adventurer and an inspiration to anyone facing adversity in their life. Nikki spoke passionately to a hushed crowd about her own experience of cancer, emphasising that having been on that particular journey actually changed her for the better. She urged those facing challenges in their lives to draw strength from the support of others, both at the professional and personal level.

    Also attending the ball were former guests, Andrea Gilligan and Majella O Donnell.

    Surprise guest for the evening was Daniel O Donnell  accompanied Majella  who along with all the celebrities in the room, generously posed for so many photos with the guests.

    The generosity of local businesses was also highlighted during the auction and raffle,  both which raised more much needed funds on the night. The committee would also like to thank all those who bought lines for the 3 Day Spring Break to Madrid which was won by Marian Conaghan from Killybegs. Thanks to Carolyn Davis from Liberty Travel for kindly sponsoring the trip. 

    A huge thank you goes out to the whole community for continuing to support Breast Centre North West by attending this annual event. The evening was further enhanced by the performance of the Bentley Boys, who kept the revellers on the floor for a non-stop dance fest lasting two hours.

    Next year’s event is on the last Friday in November….a date for your diary!!

    Mary O’Donnell, Siobhan McDaid, James McDaid, Bettie Holmes and Mary McDaid arrive for the Ball,
    Oliva Furey, Anne Scanlon, Noel Cunningham, Elaine Scanlon and Kate Downey.
    June Nelson, Sarah Clay, Brid Barr, Donal Friel, Celia Friel, Catriona Clay and James Clay.
    Mr. Michael Sugrue, Breast Surgeon, Martina Malone, Carolyn Davis, Nikki Bradley, Maire Lynam and Noel Cunningham..
    Jerome Hannigan, Angela Hannigan,Geard Crotty, Patrica Crotty, Ann Carroll and Joe Carroll.

    Johnny Toner, Maggie Toner, Odhran O’Donnell, Kathleen O’Donnell and Paul O’Donnell enjoying the night.

    Megan Radditt, Mr. Michael Sugrue, Breast Surgeon and Anne Marie Dalton.
    Elaine O’Doherty, Sean O’Doherty, Margaret Barrett, Teresa Sullivan and Sean Grant.

    Emma Boylan, Nikki Bradley and Mary Ferry looking the part last night.

    Liam, Aisling and Karen Lynam.
    Noel Cunningham and the “Inthrough” women at the North West Breast Cancer Ball.
    Ed Margey, Letterkenny Golf Club and Ciaran Blaney presenting €2000 raised at the Silver Tassie Hotel Golf Classic to Mr. Manvydas Varzgalis, Surgeon Nikki Bradley, Guest Speaker, Mr. Michael Sugrue, Surgeon.
    Mr. Manvydas Varzgalis, Nikki Bradley, Guest Speaker, Mr. Michael Sugrue.
    Jucinta Rushe and Sharon Curran at the North West Breast Cancer Ball in the Silver Tassie on Friday last.
    Jucinta Rushe, Margaret Toner, Mary O’Donnell, Fiona Truelove and Geraldine Cullen.

    Patricia Gallagher, Anne Marie Dowds, Julie Canning, Anne Faracli and Marie Carr all smiles for the camera.

    Karla Gibson and Ray McDermott .

    Rachel Curran, Alan Fletcher, Roisin McNulty, Louise O’Donnell, Rebecca McClelland, Ryanne McDermott, Eimear Callaghan, Gillian Woods and Orla McGinley. 

    Carmel Ryan and Catherine May.
    Carolyn Davis, Daniel O’Donnell, Majella O’Donnell, Martina Malone, and Patrica Hill all looking glam.

    Felicity Gilligan, Raissa Gilligan, Andrea Gilligan, Judy Buckley and Maureen Stapelton at the Ball.

    Daniel O’Donnell, Anne Gallagher, Majella O’Donnell and Pat the Cope Gallagher.
    Daniel O’Donnell and Aisling Lynam looking well.
    Sandra Szycmal and Magdlana Jaworska at the North West Breast Cancer Ball.
    Guest Speaker Nikki Bradley looking fabulous last night.
    Emma Boylan and Nikki Bradley looking the part.
    Charlie McConalogue, TD, Muriel O’Donnell, Councillor Ciaran Brogan and Lorraine, Paul Canning, Anne Gallagher, Pat The Cope Gallagher and Anne McGowan. 
    Frances Coyle and Finn Begley, Nurses from the breast unit with Pat The Cope Gallagher.
    Anthony Arthur with Carolyn and his daughter Laura and Ozzy McCallion.
    Daniel with the ladies, Teresa Orr, sorry I missed you last night!

     

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