Inaugural Ladies Fundraising Lunch

We are delighted that so many ladies enjoyed our inaugural ladies lunch hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan in the Garden Room of the Merrion Hotel on Friday 20th September.  The sun was shining in the garden for the drinks reception where we enjoyed music from the orchestra from Loreto College Foxrock. The Henriot Champagne reception was sponsored by Tindal Wines.

Our Chairman Oisín Quinn introduced the MC for the day – Miriam interviewed the Medical Director of RHD Dr Lisa Cogan where Lisa highlighted how important the Friends were to the hospital and that without their help the hospital would not be able to provide some of the specialized equipment that aids the patients with their rehab.

The hotel provided a beautiful meal and the opera music from The Drawing Room Opera Company between courses set the tone for a beautiful afternoon.

We had fabulous prizes all donated for our silent auction and raffle.  These included overnight stays in The Merrion Hotel, The Park Hotel in Kenmare, The Marker Hotel, Tickets to a show in the Board Gais Theatre, a very generous voucher from Louise Kennedy, hampers from Shiseido, Brown Thomas vouchers, a Lucy Nagle Cashmere Jumper, dinner at the Wild Goose in Ranelagh, blow dry’s from the Merrion Hair Salon donated by Ciaran Nevin, 3 dinner prizes from the Old Orchard in Rathfarnham, an Eames House Bird as featured on the Late Late Show, a Cormac Rowell design piece, Mink Manicure, cut and blow dry from Batik Hair Studio and lots more…

Many thanks to our many sponsors and in particular ;  The Merrion Hotel, Louise Kennedy, Shiseido, Big Red Cloud, Davy (wine sponsor) and Henriot Champagne

The date for 2020 has been provisionally booked for 18th September.