Romance blossoms as John ask Sarah to become his wife
ROMANCE was truly in the air at the Esplanade on Saturday night. As well as raising thousands for the Chernobyl Children’s Project, the annual Chernobyl Valentine’s Ball had its first ever engagement.
A shriek of joy alerted the room to what had just happened when Sarah Fitzpatrick from Oldcourt and John Ceevers from Manchester announced the good news to their table of family and friends.
‘ My sister’s engaged!’ shouted Louise shortly before the news was announced officially to the room and a round of applause rose up for the happy couple.
John popped the question discreetly outside the ballroom, before slip- ping a beautiful diamond ring on Sarah’s finger when, much to his relief, she said yes!
Sarah works for Bank of Ireland in Cabinteely while John has his own company, Autotime Ireland.
The dinner dance had opened earlier in the evening with a champagne reception, followed by a four-course meal and a number of speeches. Speakers included Damien Meaney who has spearheaded the Chernobyl Campaign in Bray for several years.
There was a bumper raffle with some Valentin-related prizes featuring larger-than-life teddy bears. Dogg Ruff kept things going well in to the night with a lively set of music.