Cel­e­bra­tion time at Hos­pi­tal Ball

Wexford People - - PICTURES - BY ANNA HAYES

OVER 150 peo­ple en­joyed this year’s Hos­pi­tal Ball which had an added el­e­ment of cel­e­bra­tion given that the MRI Now fundrais­ing tar­get had al­ready been reached.

The Hos­pi­tal Ball was set up on a three-year ba­sis, in con­junc­tion with the Friends of Wex­ford Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, Wex­ford Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal and the Hos­pi­tal Ball com­mit­tee, made up of Brian McGrath, Gina Mon­aghan, Roisin Ffrench, and Peter Mur­phy.

Mr McGrath ex­plained that over the past three years, 800 peo­ple had at­tended and en­joyed the Hos­pi­tal Ball and, in

do­ing so, had con­trib­uted greatly to the MRI Now cam­paign. He ex­plained that the hos­pi­tal staff had also hield a fash­ion show and a Split the Pot event in-house and had raised fur­ther funds through that. In to­tal, hos­pi­tal staff had con­trib­uted over €40,000 to the MRI Now cam­paign.

Mr McGrath added that the Hos­pi­tal Ball in 2016 had been the first big event to kick-start the fundrais­ing cam­paign and they were the last event in what had been a re­mark­able jour­ney.

‘We had pre-sold quite a lot of tick­ets so we knew what we’d be hand­ing over to the Friends of Wex­ford Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal and they told us that it would push them up to the tar­get.'

Speak­ers on the night in­cluded hos­pi­tal gen­eral man­ager Lily Byrnes, chair­man of the Friends of Wex­ford Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal Ciaran Sheri­dan, and con­sul­tant ra­di­ol­o­gist Dr Tadhg Glee­son, all of whom ex­pressed their thanks to ev­ery­one who had sup­ported the event over the years.

Mr McGrath paid trib­ute to all of their spon­sors in­clud­ing their cor­po­rate spon­sors Wex­ford County Coun­cil, who were rep­re­sented by the coun­cil cathaoir­leach, the Mayor, and the chair­per­sons of the three mu­nic­i­pal district coun­cils.

He also thanked Clay­ton White’s Ho­tel for their hos­pi­tal­ity and all of the lo­cal busi­nesses who’d sup­ported the event through ad­ver­tis­ing and pro­vid­ing spot prizes.

Pet­rina Glee­son, Tadhg Glee­son, Gra­ham Lawler Ryan and Sinead O’Brien.

At the Friends of Wex­ford Hos­pi­tal Black Tie Ball in Clay­ton Whites Ho­tel (from l and Paul Bryan; front – Carmel Mon­a­han, Stephanie Bryan, Margie Lon­dra, Maje

The or­gan­is­ers with Mayor of Wex­ford, Tony Dempsey(from left): Brian McGrath, Roisin Ffrench, Gina Mon­a­han, Lily Byrnes, Ciaran Sheri­dan, Cllr Tony Dempsey, Eleanor Car­pen­ter and Peter Mur­phy.

Ed­die Kenny, Clodagh Kenny, Veron­ica Kelly and Nigel Kelly.

Regina Ro­gozk­ina, Rosie Faulkner and Ce­line Mur­phy.

Vivi­enne Sul­li­van and Neil MacEoin.

Louise Jor­dan and Mairead Kear­ney.

Owen Doyle, Fiona Galvin, Sally-Ann Sheil and John Sheil.

Dearbhla Murph

Denise Dunne, Mary Fitzger­ald, Caro­line Hard­ing Kenny, Jan­ice Stephen­son, Mairead Ryan, Edel O’Gor­man and Mar­garet Comer.

Pat Hack­ett, Dave Byrnes, Emer Ward, Pa­tri­cia Hack­ett, Lily Byrnes, Eleanor Car­pen­ter, Pa­tri­cia Stack and Brian O’Driscoll.

John Shor­tle, Ais­ling Byrne, Stephanie Mur­ray and Eleanor Car­pen­ter.

John D’Arcy, Cather­ine D’Arcy, Liz Mur­phy and Peter Mur­phy.

Dearbhla Mur­phy, Me­gan Mur­phy and Dar­ren Ros­siter.

Sarah Jevens and Ann Car­ley.

Ais­ling O’Neill and Jackie Thomas.

Lily and Dave Byrnes.

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