Be the hostess with the mostess at The Mercy Hospital Foundation Annual Ladies Lunch in aid of The Mercy Cancer Appeal

1 June 2016
By Tom O’Sullivan
tom@TheCork.ie

When & Where: Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork – Saturday, 11th June

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The Mercy University Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce details of the 6th Annual Ladies Lunch, which takes place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork on Saturday, 11th June in aid of the Mercy Cancer Appeal.

Following on from the success of previous Mercy Ladies Lunches, which have raised over €75,000 to date to support cancer services at the Mercy Hospital, the Mercy Hospital Foundation is calling on any ladies who would like to be a Ladies Lunch Table Hostess. Ladies are invited to bring nine of their friends along to the Ladies Lunch where they can host their very own table at the glamorous luncheon. Anyone interested in hosting a table should contact Deirdre on 021 4223135 or deirdre@mercyfundraising.ie.

Guests can look forward to an elegant drinks reception on arrival, a delicious three-course lunch with wine and great entertainment. Every lady in attendance will walk away with a fabulous goodie bag with lots of treats, including a voucher from lunch sponsor, Wayne Lloyd Hair; while there are also some great spot prizes to be won. Ladies should dress to impress as Keanes Jewellers has once again kindly sponsored prizes for the ‘Best Dressed Lady’ on the day.

Ladies Lunch Table Hostess, Mary Healy said “A member of my family passed away in the Mercy and we were so impressed with the level of care they received. The Mercy Hospital is a place that means a lot to us. I really enjoyed the Lunch last year and decided to become a Hostess for the 2016 event! It’s a fabulous day out and it’s great to know you’re helping to raise funds for the Cancer Appeal.”

Proceeds raised at this year’s Ladies Lunch will benefit the Mercy Cancer Appeal which aims to raise €876,000 by 2017, to fund key services and advancements in the treatment of and research into many cancers.

Speaking about the upcoming event, lunch organiser, Deirdre Finn, Campaigns & Community Manager at the Mercy University Hospital Foundation said “Our Ladies Lunch is a great opportunity to meet old friends and to make new ones, as well as being an integral part of the Mercy Hospital Foundation’s fundraising efforts, as it helps fund the Mercy’s cancer care services. Tickets are selling fast for this year’s event, so we’re encouraging ladies to get theirs soon, and chat to us if they’re interested in hosting their own table!”

Deirdre added “Our mission is to inspire people to support advancements in research, diagnosis, treatments and care of patients at The Mercy University Hospital, the People’s Hospital. We promise to do our very best to provide you with a world class hospital, right on your doorstep, and this is only possible through the help of our supporters and donors, like our generous sponsors and all the ladies who support our Ladies Lunch.”

Tickets are €50 each and are available from www.mercyfundraising.ie or by calling (021) 4274076.

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