Lorraine and Brendan Murphy are set to host a charity event 'ÉIST celebrate your senses’ this October in a bid to raise much needed funds for the National Paediatric Cochlear Implant Programme based at Beaumont Hospital and the Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin.
The event will take place in the Annebrook House Hotel on Friday October 21 and promises to be a night of great entertainment with loads of giveaways.
Their two-year-old daughter Anna is profoundly deaf and received a cochlear implant on July 8 this year. This will gradually bring her out of a world of complete silence and change her life. It also means mainstream schooling, full access to speech and language, and possibly even an iPod and phone in her future.
“I am so overwhelmed and so thankful for the support I have received, the local businesses have been fantastic, we have received some amazing prizes from them to give away on the evening,” commented Lorraine.
Lorraine has received support not only from the Westmeath locals but from across the country with Eddie Rowley, showbiz journalist, offering his services as host for the evening. The only two surgeons in the country who perform the surgery, Dr Laura Vianni and Peter Walshe are showing their support by attending the event and a very generous donation was also received from Michael O’Leary. The Irish soccer team have donated a signed jersey and Brian O’Driscoll has donated a signed rugby ball as some of the many spot prizes for the evening.
Tickets are on sale now and priced only €15. All monies go towards the Cochlear Implant Programme. Tickets can be purchased at the Annebrook House Hotel, Farrelly’s Bar Castlepollard, or from Lorraine directly.