n mid-May over 200 ladies gathered for the inaugural ‘Get The Girls Out’ Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show in aid of Waterford Hospice and The Solas Cancer Support Centre and as a result of the fundraising event, cheques to the value of €5,470.80 were handed over to each of the charity organisations.
Pictured at the donation hand over is Danette Connelly (Waterford Hospice) along with the volunteer organising team members Allie Crowe (Loved Again), Jennifer Hartery (Redlane), Catherine Keighery (Redlane), Jessica Manning (My Secret Boutique Blog), Ann Power (Powerhouse PR) and Tracy McDaid (Solas Cancer Support Centre). WLR’s Teresanne O’Reilly was also involved in the organising of the event, along with Cliona McGrath (nearForm), Lynda Lawton (Waterford Chamber) and Dawn McGrath (Model).
The event was sponsored by Tom Murphy Mercedes Benz and not only did the event raise vital funds for the organisations, it also raised critical awareness of Breast Cancer and the necessity for regular self breast checks through demonstrations provided by oncology nurse and breast care specialist Orla Quinn of UHW.
For further details and for self breast check instructions see www.getthegirlsout.ie