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Cork Ladies Gather to Celebrate 20th anniversary of Enable Ireland’s ‘Lavanagh Ladies Lunch’ Sponsored by MSL Cork Mercedes-Benz.

Cllr Laura McGonigle, deputising for the Lord Mayor, Fionnuala O'Donovan, CEO of Enable Ireland, left and Anne Hegarty, lunch organiser.
450 guests thronged to the 20th Annual Lavanagh Ladies Lunch which took place on Wednesday 9th November 2016 in the Maryborough Hotel & Spa. The event, organised by Mrs Anne Hegarty, was a huge success as Cork’s most glamorous ladies were treated to a frizzante reception by Classic Drinks and entertainment by magician Gerard Kearney, upon arrival.

The Maryborough Hotel looked spectacular as always but particularly so with the stunning 171 range Mercedes-Benz cars on display from MSL Cork Mercedes-Benz, main sponsors of this year’s event. Katherina Morrissey, mum to Hannah (aged 7) who attends Enable Ireland services, delivered an inspirational speech and then guests were served a delicious four course meal.

Judy Hopkins of Hopkins Communications and Maria Desmond
Enable Ireland CEO, Fionnuala O’Donovan made a presentation to Mrs. Anne Hegarty and thanked her for her years of dedication to the organization. In turn, Anne thanked all of the people in the room who had supported the event for the past twenty years. Singer Paul Murtagh entertained the crowd with songs by Jimmy McCarthy. Jimmy is donating copies of his single ‘Roll on the Lee’ to help raise funds for Enable Ireland’s new Children’s Centre in Curraheen which is expected to open in 2020 at a cost of €7.5million. Copies of Jimmy McCarthy’s fantastic new single are available from the Enable Ireland fundraising department just in time for Christmas!

Susan Quinlan, Martina Morrison, Gillian Galvin and Michelle O'Sullivan

The Lavanagh Ladies Lunch is expected to raise in the region of €30,000. The raffle which included an amazing array of prizes kindly donated by a number of individuals and companies raised €7,640 alone. All funds will be used by Enable Ireland to develop services for children and adults living with physical and sensory disabilities in the Cork area.

Theresa Compagno, Enable Ireland HR director and her daughter Olivia Teahan
The lunch also marked the launch of the 2016 Enable Ireland Christmas Cards which are currently available from the Enable Ireland Fundraising Office, Enable Ireland shops on Princes Street and North Main Street, and retail outlets throughout the city and county. Proceeds from the Ladies Lunch will hugely assist in the voluntary organisation’s commitment to provide the highest quality services that
continue to make a difference to so many people in Cork.

Pictures: David Keane

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