ABBA, Eurovision and 80s music fans are getting their dancing shoes on ahead of a Charity Gala at Midleton Park Hotel on Saturday, 6 April.
Funds raised through the fun evening go to the Children’s Medical Research Foundation in Crumlin and the Paediatric Oncology On-call Nurse Service, part of the Mercy University Hospital Foundation.
Event spokesperson, Lynda Burke, said “It’s now a complete sell-out!” She promised a fabulous, fun-filled night of live music with Ireland’s leading ABBA tribute band, Abba Esque, followed by an 80’s disco, a complimentary glass of Prosecco, finger food and more. Doors are open at 8pm.
“The support we’ve been receiving from people is nothing short of phenomenal,” Lynda said. “The businesses in and around Midleton in particular have been absolutely fantastic. Many are making it a corporate or team evening and are treating their staff to a night out at our fundraiser.
“We all know families who have had to call on, and have benefitted from, the services of either of our chosen charities – my own family included. So it’s great to be giving something back and helping both medical research and the on-call nurse service,” she said.
The Children’s Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) includes the National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC). It is the largest children’s research centre in Ireland. It supports the best and most promising paediatric research. Their goal is to find new ways of diagnosing and treating sick children. NCRC funded researchers have made important discoveries about many diseases of childhood including Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Allergies, Eczema, Congenital Malformations and Irritable Bowel Disease.
The Paediatric Oncology On-call Nurse Service, part of the Mercy University Hospital Foundation, is a crucial service that allows children who are suffering from cancer to be treated in their own homes. The service covers a large geographical area from Youghal to Bantry and Mitchelstown to Kinsale, as well as surrounding counties, so that all children have access to this service regardless of their location.