Western Care annual Candlelight Ball all ready for February 9

Pictured at the launch of the Candlelight Ball in Breaffy House Resort recently were (back l-r):  Fergus Kelly, Helena Boylan (Castlebar Voluntary Branch), Pauline Brennan (Western Care), Lorraine Hall (Castlebar Voluntary Branch), Noelle Murphy (St Anthony’s Special School), Tom Collins, Fiona Byrnes (principal, St Anthony’s Special School), James Rocke (Western Care), Henry McGlade (Castlebar Voluntary Branch), Councillor Ger Deere, and John Kelly. Front (l-r):  Johnny Mee, Mary Kelly (Castlebar Voluntary Branch), Sarah Mongan (Western Care), Caroline Gordon (chairperson – Castlebar Voluntary Branch), Brendan Heneghan (Mayor of Castlebar), Teresa Ward (Western Care), Kathleen Rocke, Bernadine McGlade, and Mary Mee Photo: Karl Keaney.

Pictured at the launch of the Candlelight Ball in Breaffy House Resort recently were (back l-r): Fergus Kelly, Helena Boylan (Castlebar Voluntary Branch), Pauline Brennan (Western Care), Lorraine Hall (Castlebar Voluntary Branch), Noelle Murphy (St Anthony’s Special School), Tom Collins, Fiona Byrnes (principal, St Anthony’s Special School), James Rocke (Western Care), Henry McGlade (Castlebar Voluntary Branch), Councillor Ger Deere, and John Kelly. Front (l-r): Johnny Mee, Mary Kelly (Castlebar Voluntary Branch), Sarah Mongan (Western Care), Caroline Gordon (chairperson – Castlebar Voluntary Branch), Brendan Heneghan (Mayor of Castlebar), Teresa Ward (Western Care), Kathleen Rocke, Bernadine McGlade, and Mary Mee Photo: Karl Keaney.

The 13th annual Candlelight Ball in aid of Western Care was recently launched in Breaffy House Resort by Brendan Henaghan, Mayor of Castlebar, and was attended by Caroline Gordon, chairperson, Castlebar voluntary branch Western Care, the 2013 Candlelight Ball committee, members and supporters of this very significant annual fundraising event.

Ms Gordon thanked everyone involved in organising this event and in particular the sponsors who year after year continue to support by way of donation and gifts and by their attendance at the Candlelight Ball.

Mayor Henaghan said he was delighted to formally launch the Candlelight Ball. He spoke of the long established support Western Care has in Castlebar and throughout Mayo and he re-emphasised the need where possible for everyone to lend their support to this significant fundraising event and indeed to the organisation, which supports some 1,000 people in Mayo with learning and associated disabilities. Cllr Henaghan also acknowledged the lifetime involvement of Johnny Mee, one of the co-founders of Western Care (1966 ).

The Candlelight Ball takes place on Saturday, February 9, 2013 in Breaffy House Resort and is a solid fixture in the Castlebar social calendar. Now in its 13th year, it is a fantastic night’s entertainment. The evening starts with a champagne reception followed by a five course gala dinner with wine. There is a raffle, auction, and mystery gamble with fantastic prizes, dancing the night away to Charade and much, much, more. Also, watch this space for news of the guest speaker for Candlelight Ball 2013.

Tickets are €50 each with a 10 per cent discount for table bookings of 10 people or more and dress code is formal (black tie optional ).

Tickets are available from Western Care Association, John Moore Road, Castlebar, tel 094 902 9174, or by contacting Teresa Ward, development officer 087 246 7857.

 

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