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LATEST PICS: Liz O’Donnell and Noel Kelly host annual fundraiser for Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International

Well known faces from Ireland’s Broadcast and Entertainment industry were out in force on Friday, 10th March to support Liz and Noel’s Chernobyl Lunch in Fire Restaurant, Mansion House on Dawson Street. The annual fundraiser hosted by MSD Director of Policy and Public Affairs and Chernobyl Children International (CCI) board director Liz O’Donnell, along with businessman, talent manager and CCI board director Noel Kelly – plays a major role in helping to save the lives of hundreds of children born with genetic heart defects in Eastern Ukraine.

Well known figures from Irish Broadcast and Entertainment industries came out in force to show their support for the charity’s event. Kathryn Thomas and partner Padraig McLoughlin, Morah Ryan, 2FM DJ, journalist and broadcaster Dave Fanning, Emmy award winning Baz Ashmawy, style as well as Operation Transformation’s Dr. Ciara Kelly and Karl Henry were just some of the guests who supported the event.  Each year the event is supported by the full voluntary Board of Directors of CCI, which is chaired by Peter Lacy.

For three decades Adi Roche has not only provided medical and humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable children in Belarus and Ukraine she has, through her advocacy, kept the focus on the environmental health and social fallout of the Chernobyl disaster. It is a privilege to support her important work with this event each year.”

Before the lunch, guests enjoyed a drinks reception sponsored by Marks and Spencers. Businesses from all over the country showed their support for Liz and Noel’s Chernobyl Lunch with weekend breaks at a selection luxury resorts including Dromoland Castle, Lough Eske and the Talbot Suites as well as a selection of prizes ranging from Holos Skincare to The Blue Book gift voucher.

Pictures: Brian McEvoy

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