Hospice Heroes Fund 3 New Beds at LauraLynn
Hospice Heroes Noirin & Peter Dowling held The Purple Butterfly Ball in loving memory of their daughter Emma, raising an incredible €11,000 which funded 3 brand new beds in LauraLynn.
See below a note from Noirin & Peter:
“When Peter and myself were looking up the website of LauraLynn some time ago we were struck by the Butterfly Suite and felt it resonated with our own charity of Emmas Purple Butterfly . We decided to hold a Masquerade Ball which was held in the Crowne Plaza on October 26 2013. It was hard work organising our biggest event and with the help of the girls in Peter Mark where Emma worked we set about organising the ball. The girls were getting sponsorship from local business and worked tirelessly to support us. Our families and friends and indeed Emmas friends all gave a hand in the organisation of the event. Everyone really worked so hard to make the night such a great success.
My nephew Brendan gave us a Champagne Reception from the Avenue Restaurant in Maynooth started off the night on a great note. We had a fantastic band Angel and Power Attraction played all night and were just fantastic. Sarah ,Mary ,Pauline did the table plan which was a nightmare but thank God we got it sorted. Our good friend Barney Battersby had been growing his hair for weeks coming up to the ball as a surprise . On the night of the ball he arrived with a Purple Mohawk in honour of Emmas Purple Butterfly Foundation ( his picture is up on our Facebook page) he was absolutely fantastic and raised a whopping €2565.00 towards our final total. He went round Dunboyne and surrounding areas getting sponsorship from business and local people. He is a fantastic friend and is a great support to Peter and Myself.
The Crowne Plaza were also very good and the food and venue were brilliant the staff could not do enough for us. Another person who has supported is Sir Anthony Hunter and his wife Mary who live in Kent in the UK a very special thank you to them and for the football jersEYS and in particular for the Teddy Bear . I know they enjoyed the Ball and we have made great friends with them.
Finally none of this would have been possible without the support of every single person who attended the Ball. All our friends, families , neighbours work colleagues each and every one helped to make it the success it was. We made €11,000 from the Ball for LauraLynn and Jane was there on the night to tell her story and was delighted with the amount we raised. With this money we bought three electric beds and accessories which are now being used at LauraLynn House . The whole night was a huge success and the atmosphere was electric. We are so pleased to be able to support LauraLynn.”< Back to News