Kinsale Lions host Black and White Charity Ball

Posted on: 16th January, 2014

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

Blue Haven Kinsale will host the annual Black and White Charity Ball in aid of Kinsale Lions Club and Kinsale Lifeboat on Friday, January 31.

The event kicks off at 8pm with a drinks reception, followed by live music with Aristocrats and Oceans Six – two top class bands that promise a memorable night. With roaming buffets, magician to the stars Liam Sheehan and much more, it promises to be a glitz and glam event for all to enjoy and of course in aid of a good cause. Tickets are €30 and can be purchased from Blue Haven on 021-4772209 or online www.bluehavenstore.com.

Lions Club International is the world’s largest charity organisation and its worldwide campaigns,

such as saving the sight of 75 million people in twenty years, diabetes awareness and disaster relief, are achievements that have earned respect for all Lions clubs.

All monies raised go directly to the designated causes with no administration costs.

Over the years, Kinsale Lions has organised and partaken in many varied activities to raise money for needy causes. This has all been to the benefit of such as Kinsale RNLI, the Community School, many sick children from the Cork hospitals, senior citizens and many local charities, for example, the SVP, Meals on Wheels, Red Cross, youth programmes, not to mention the establishment of the Coastal Walk, and the town defibrillators.

In this spirit, The Blue Haven Group has always supported the Lions Club enthusiastically, facilitating many a fundraising venture over the years. The Lions Club can only achieve its aims for the benefit of the community through the generosity and support of the people of Kinsale themselves.

The RNLI is a voluntary body that relies entirely on bequests and public donations. It receives no government funding. The volunteer crew is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in 235 RNLI stations around the coastline of Ireland and the UK. The RNLI volunteer crew in Kinsale has attended over 40 incidents this year, including the dramatic rescue of 30 crew members from the sail training ship Astrid that ran aground in June this year. The crew also provides safety cover for many public and charity events like the Lions’ Christmas Day Swim.  The volunteer crew gives freely of its time and expertise to keep our shoreline safe.

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