Former Donegal GAA star Brendan Devenney is to host a second charity ball.
“DV’s Charity Ball” was beforehand held two years in the past and raised €24,000 for 3 charities – Plan Worldwide Eire, Most cancers Care West, and Focus Eire.
Brendan will return to the Mount Errigal Resort in Letterkenny for the occasion which takes place on Friday, November twenty fourth.
The benefitting charities from subsequent month’s occasion can be Plan Worldwide, Donegal Hospice and Epilepsy Eire.
Talking on the launch of the fundraiser on Monday evening, Brendan stated that nearly half of the tables had already been offered.
“Because of the success of the charity ball again in November 2021, Plan was in a position to sponsor 21 kids and make and lasting distinction to their lives,” commented the previous St Eunan’s sharpshooter.
“It’s going to be an evening that may function well-known names from the world of sport and leisure, together with dwell music and a DJ. So, it’s going to be a laid-back evening with loads of crack. We’ll even have an public sale and spot prizes. The night will kick off with a drinks reception, with a four-course meal to observe,” he added.
Plan Worldwide work tirelessly on women’ rights and equality in essentially the most deprived and marginalised communities and areas of the world. Plan additionally facilitates the sponsoring girls and boys to present them schooling, a future with hope and on the identical time serving to their whole neighborhood.
Brendan travelled to Togo in June in his capability as an envoy with Plan to satisfy a number of the kids he sponsors. The journey was sponsored by Terry McEniff of the Mount Errigal Resort, Ciaran Brogan from Sister Sara’s and Kieran Keaveney of the fifth & Mad Restaurant in New York.
The go to was brilliantly captured on movie by the well-known Glenties cameraman, Brendan ‘Bradas’ O’Donnell, who accompanied Brendan on the journey. Plan was additionally represented on the go to to Togo by head of fundraising and communication, Carole Wickham.
“Carole was completely sensible on the journey. She set the entire thing up – myself and ‘Bradas’ would haven’t bought to far with out her,” Brendan quipped.
“It was nice to make the journey to Togo and really see firsthand the work that Plan is doing,” he stated.
“I began serving to out with Plan in 2018 by sponsoring kids myself after which I wished to assist the charity itself not directly. I’d quick a day and sponsor a baby and confirmed methods of how 22 euros might be saved in a month and used to sponsor a baby.
“I suppose it’s all about discovering methods in your life to make small sacrifices over the course of the month that will save the 22 euro and alter a life. In making a small sacrifice, a extremely massive distinction might be made in younger folks’s lives. And as I witnessed, the entire neighborhood will get an amazing raise from the sponsorship,” he added.
Brendan’s father, Paddy, handed away on September twenty first final 12 months. The next day, Brendan’s sister, Margaret, died instantly.
“In a roundabout way, the motivation to maintain the charity work going is to honour their reminiscence, as a result of my father and Margaret have been two individuals who have been all the time so giving of their time and their assist.
“The goal of the charity ball is to boost cash for 3 worthy charities. I’m hoping extra folks will decide to Plan. I’ve seen what they do. We’ve bought to assist communities develop and develop and the world turns into a greater place consequently,” he stated.
“We have now additionally chosen Donegal Hospice and Epilepsy Eire to learn from the ball. Donegal Hospice is such an essential service to have in our county, whereas Epilepsy Eire is doing nice work. It’s estimated that Over 45,000 folks in Eire have epilepsy, which means it is likely one of the most typical neurological situations within the nation,” Brendan added.
Tickets are priced €75, with tables of 10 priced €750. Tickets might be bought by Highland Radio, The Arch Complicated in Letterkenny, Sister Sara’s in Letterkenny, and the Mount Errigal Resort in Letterkenny. Tickets can be booked over the telephone from the Mount Errigal tel. 074-91 22700.
These wishing to donate to the fundraiser by way of the GoFundMe web page can achieve this by clicking on the next hyperlink: https://gofund.me/1bdac5a7
Former Donegal star Brendan Devenney to host second charity ball was final modified: October 18th, 2023 by