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!!
Johnny Toner, Maggie Toner, Odhran O’Donnell, Kathleen O’Donnell and Paul O’Donnell enjoying the night.
Emma Boylan, Nikki Bradley and Mary Ferry looking the part last night.
Patricia Gallagher, Anne Marie Dowds, Julie Canning, Anne Faracli and Marie Carr all smiles for the camera.
Rachel Curran, Alan Fletcher, Roisin McNulty, Louise O’Donnell, Rebecca McClelland, Ryanne McDermott, Eimear Callaghan, Gillian Woods and Orla McGinley.
Felicity Gilligan, Raissa Gilligan, Andrea Gilligan, Judy Buckley and Maureen Stapelton at the Ball.