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Pink-a-Porter Fashion Show 2014


Last Thursday, the Carrigaline & District Lions Club hosted another Pink-a-Porter Fashion Show in the Carrigaline Court Hotel. The event was in aid of in aid of the CUH Breast Cancer Liason Service and Cork ARC cancer support.

The Fashion show was presented by the Lockdown Model Agency and featured Spring/Summer collections from Cork’s finest Stores and Boutiques. A 350 strong crowd of ladies (and a few fashion conscious gentlemen) turned out to see the wide range of fashion on display.

Guests also had the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes sponsored by local businesses in Carrigaline which gave so generously to the event. The main sponsor of the event was Moore’s Jewelers, Ireland’s leading independent fine jewelers. “John Moore and his staff were fantastic and couldn’t have done more to help us make this event a success” said Committee Chairperson, Aine Dunleavy. There was also a Best Dressed Lady competition, kindly sponsored by Catalyst Health & Fitness.

“We were delighted to be able to raise funds for this worthy cause”, said Brian Thoma, President of the Carrigaline & District Lions Club. “The event will provided badly needed funds to the main charity, the CUH Charity Breast Cancer Liason Nurse and will also help Arc House Cork and other Lion’s Club charities. We thank the hundreds of  ladies in Carrigaline who joined us on the night to make the evening such a massive success”.

The CUH Breast Cancer Liaison Nurse will coordinate care and provide support to patients living with metastatic breast cancer in the Cork area. This new service can only be provided with the help of charitable support from the local community. Cork ARC Cancer Support House which is a voluntary organization established to provide a holistic centre in which people with cancer and their families can find emotional support and practical help.

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[Photos: Adrian O’Herlihy]



2009 Cycle Classic a big success

Photos on our photo gallery:    The start….    On the road….    The party….

175 cyclists took part in this years Cycling Classic which again ran from Carrigaline to Dungargan. Over the past 18 years, this event has raised over €500,000 and this year was the most successful yet raising over €50,000 for the various beneficiaries including Marymount Hospice, ARC Cancer Support and the Hope Foundation.

Following the official start by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin, the cyclists left Carrigaline last Saturday in bright sunshine. The route took them through Raffeen and Monkstown to Glenbrook where they boarded the Cross River ferry to Carrigaloe on the Cobh side. They then made their way across the Belvelly bridge past Fota and on to the main Waterford road at Carrigtwohill. The main bunch of cyclists were acompanied by cycling legend Sean Kelly who provided much needed inspiration for those with flagging legs. A ”soup kitchen” was set up at Youghal bridge where soup, sandwiches and choclate bars were dished out to the cycling masses. After that, it was a series of long hills before the final decent into Dungarvan and Lawlors Hotel for some well earned refreshment. The first cyclists arrived in Dungarvan at 2pm, less than three hours after leaving Carrigaline with the last of the stragglers arriving in about 4:30pm.

A big thanks to all participants and their sponsors whose generous fundraising effort will benefit Marymount Hospice, ARC Cancer Support, Hope Foundation, Senior Citizens and other Lions Club Charities. Thanks also to our main sponsor Kellogs Ireland, road sponsor Ulster Bank and Cross River Ferries for their support.

Photos on our photo gallery:    The start….    On the road….    The party….