‘Girls Just Wanna have Fun’ weekend in aid of the Irish Cancer Society

Posted on: 9th October, 2017

Category: Health & Lifestyle

Contributor: West Cork People

Each year the family owned Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery organises and hosts the one and only Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Weekend to benefit the Irish Cancer Society and support the fight against breast cancer. This exceptional annual weekend is in its 10th year and takes place from October 6 – 8, 2017. Since its inception in 2008 the weekend has gone from strength to strength and has raised over €81,000 for the charity.

This special weekend, which is set overlooking beautiful Rosscarbery Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way, is a time to chill and unwind with lots of fun, relaxation and pampering, while at the same time fundraising for a charity close to many people’s hearts.

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women in Ireland after non melanoma skin cancer. One in 11 Irish women have a chance of developing breast cancer during their lifetime. This weekend not only raises vital funds so the Irish Cancer Society can maintain the level of service that is vitally needed, but it also raises awareness of breast cancer and other cancers in women.

Women aged 18 to 80 descend on Rosscarbery together with their friends to remember someone they have lost or they come with their sisters and mums to celebrate getting through cancer and surviving. Throughout the weekend the need for cancer awareness is highlighted as is looking after our health: for us women and the men in our lives.

This WOW weekend is jam-packed full of activities; and the women can do as much or as little as they like, from aqua aerobics to relaxing massages, make up masterclass to wine and cheese tasting, Pilates to long walks on the nearby strands. Other plans for the weekend include caricature painting, dancing, mindfulness, feed your skin, hair and beauty, nail bar, Yoga, Bingo, treasure hunts, stand up paddling, adventure golf and so much more!

There is a special Look Good Feel Great fashion event with expert stylist Joan Cashman who has over two decades of experience from throughout Europe. Joan will host an interactive and fun session, teaching everyone which colours and style of clothes will suit their shape, personality and even lifestyle!

Saturday night brings out the style with a Champagne Reception and a Best Dressed ‘Pink’ Ladies competition sponsored by Keanes Jewellers. Head Chef Alex Petit will showcase the finest of West Cork produce during the five-course sumptuous banquet while Pat Fitz Band and DJ will provide the after dinner entertainment.

Before departing for the journey home on Sunday morning each wonderful woman will receive a fabulous goodie bag as a Thank You for supporting the weekend!

The Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Weekend in aid of the Irish Cancer Society is €195 per person sharing including two nights B&B, Champagne Banquet on the Saturday night, a Mini Facial or Massage and all the activities during the weekend. For further information visit www.celticrosshotel.com.

Above; Launching the 10th annual Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Weekend to benefit the Irish Cancer Society and support the fight against breast cancer is organiser of the weekend Helen Wycherley, Celtic Ross Hotel with Joan
Cashman Colour and Image Academy.

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This Saturday the 10th March, will see some magically curious activity as local Bandon national schools compete in a Wizarding Harry Potter Quiz. The prize will be the beautiful Bandon Banshee Perpetual Cup.

As any Harry Potter enthusiast knows, Bandon has the unique honour of having a character named after the town. The Bandon Banshee, was referred to as the nemesis of Gilderoy Lockhart in the Chamber of Secrets. The book grossed €60 million in sales and was the 7th highest earning film of all time.

Locals, looking to enhance the town for young people, saw the quiz as an ideal way promote the connection. The universally absorbing book series brings young readers on a huge adventure of magic, adversity and triumph. It is also an exploration of loyalty and friendship, good and evil – so it is not only popular way to engage young people, it is a hugely positive connection.

Zoe Tennyson, one of the organisers said they were delighted with the response from schools who ran a qualifying quiz as part of World Book Day. On Saturday Bandon Town Hall will be transformed into Hogwarts Great Hall, with proceeds going Bandon Playground Group, and to cover costs of the event.

Bandon Books will be rewarding the winning team with vouchers to each of the five members. The Bandon Banshee, or Bean-sidhe na Bandaan Perpetual Cup will be hotly contested – but which school will the Banshee go to??

If you have any questions please call Marguerite McQuaid on 087 900 9494
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