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Chairperson's Gala Ball raises 3,600 for Hospice


Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick, former Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has presented £18,450.00, the proceeds of the Council’s Inaugural Charity Ball, to her chosen Charities at a reception in Bagenal’s Castle, Newry.

"All of these charities work tirelessly to support people when they most need help.  Together with everyone in our community, I am indebted to you for your tireless work. 

"I again sincerely thank our sponsors Felix O’Hare and Re-Gen Waste Ltd for their invaluable financial contribution.  Thank you also to the Canal Court and McCadden for their generous in-kind support.  The night was a wonderful success and one of the highlight’s of my year as First Citizen of Newry, Mourne and Down”.

Pictured front from left: Collie Bell KBRT, Joseph Doherty Re-Gen Waste Sponsor, Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick, Liam Hannaway Chief Executive Newry, Mourne and Down Council and Frances McAtamney House Manager MyMy. Back from left: Damian Ruddy KBRT, Shane Murphy PIPS Newry and Mourne, Samuel Reid, The Dogs Trust, Grainne Mulgrew, Southern Area Hospice, Sean Quinn HAND Run for Autism and Ray Cunningham MyMy,

Councillor Fitzpatrick said, “I am delighted to be in a position to present cheques for an amount that will be of great benefit to my Charities  -  Autism H.A.N.D.; Mind Your Mate and Yourself (MYMY); PIPS; Southern Area Hospice, The Dogs Trust and the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.