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Festive fundraiser for Children’s Hospice

The Irvinestown Friends of NI Hospice support group are organising the festive fundraiser

A NIGHT of laughter and tears is guaranteed at the upcoming charity gameshow and comedy night in the Delany Suite, Mahon’s Hotel, Irvinestown.
The Irvinestown Friends of NI Hospice support group are organising the festive fundraiser, which is taking place this Saturday, December 2nd.
Heather Fallis, Regional Fundraiser with NI Hospice, sat down with well-known local men, hotelier Joe Mahon and Ted Maye, to discuss hosting an alternative comedy night as part of the NI Children’s Hospice Christmas appeal.
She had no idea they would end up with Irvinestown’s very own version of ‘Blind Date’ and ‘Mr and Mrs’, two iconic gameshows full of laughter and fun!
Heather said: “If you would like to take part in this event it is not too late to apply. Of course, with Joe involved, this could not be a straightforward version of the gameshow. Let’s just say you will not be disappointed with the panto-style version of Blind Date, which will be the highlight of the night!”
The event will be rounded off with a disco and raffle.
Heather and Ted have written a magical script befitting of Cinderella and you can imagine there will be many laughs along the way.
The cast are currently busy rehearsing the sketch, with the Ugly Sisters taking centre stage!
The costumes are all being provided courtesy of the NI Hospice shop in Enniskillen.
Mr. Mahon is renowned for his work with local charities and has kindly donated the use of his premises and shall be assisting throughout.
All proceeds of the comedy night will be donated to the NI Children’s Hospice.
Heather said that NI Children’s Hospice provides a unique care service for over 300 life-limited children in their own homes and in hospice.
Braver than we can ever imagine, these children are battling complex medical conditions for which there is no known cure.
“Over 1,300 children need our help. These children matter and so do their families and we thank you for your support of this event. As little as £30 could provide an hour of Hospice care. Giving a family an hour of care is probably the best gift you can give,” she added.


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