A charity fundraiser ‘Donate a Dress’ is due to take place tomorrow November 16 at Breaffy House Hotel. The event is being run to raise much needed funds for The Alzheimer Society of Ireland branch within the county. It currently runs two separate dementia specific daycare services in Foxford and Castlebar. The centres provide care to those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in the towns of Castlebar and Foxford and the surrounding areas, reaching as far out as Killala and Westport. The daycare centres are opened on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (Castlebar ) and Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (Foxford ) from 10am to 3pm. Both are managed by a trained team made up of a highly qualified nurse and carers.
The Donate a Dress fundraiser is to raise funds to support these vital services. The evening will kick off with a pop up shop from 7pm to 9pm, where anyone can call in and purchase a donated dress for a fraction of the price. It will have labels such as Monsoon, Coast, Lipsy, and Joseph Ribkoff to name but a few. There will be something for everyone - day dresses, evening dresses, party, wedding, and bridesmaid dresses. Go along and bag yourself a bargain.
From 9pm you can sit down and be entertained by the unique fashion/auction show, presented by none other than local entertainer Frank Forde - it has the makings of lots of fun. Volunteer models will strut their stuff on the catwalk to show off the creme de la creme of the donated dresses. Whoever wants it must bid for it. Once the fashion bit is out of the way a DJ will be on hand to crank up the music to dance the night away. Go along and support this very worthy cause. Enquiries can be made to Frances on 086 8366312 or Christiana on 094 9027761.