Fota Island Resort will be playing host to the Cork University Hospital (CUH) Charity Gala Fundraising Ball on Friday, 6th October 2017. The annual Gala Fundraising Ball will be sponsored by BAM Ireland with all funds raised going towards initiatives such as the refurbishment of the family room in the Emergency Department, as well as acquiring much needed medical equipment for the hospital.

CUH Charity Gala Ball events have proven to be immensely positive with over €90,000 raised to date benefiting cancer patients, the Children’s Unit and patients in the Neurology Unit at Cork University Hospital. It is hoped that bladder cancer patients and emergency services patients and their families will all benefit as a result of the funds raised from this year’s event.

Miriam Forde, CUH Charity, looked ahead to the upcoming Gala Fundraising Ball:

“Since we had our first sell-out Gala Ball in 2015, the event has grown each year to become one of the most highly-anticipated not-for-profit events in the social calendar in Cork and the region. We are absolutely delighted that its huge success has had such a significant impact on our hospital and on the lives of our patients at CUH.”

Theo Cullinane, CEO, BAM Ireland, main sponsor of this year’s event, added:

“BAM Ireland are delighted to sponsor the CUH Charity Gala Ball, a spectacular event for a very worthy cause”.

It is expected that that in excess of 300 guests will be attending the event at the 5 star hotel in Cork where they will be treated to a five-course fine dining experience. There will also be fantastic entertainment from The Pat Fitz Band and a special guest MC. Raffle prizes on the night will include hotel packages for The Park Hotel, Kenmare, Parknasilla, Sneem and Ashford Castle in Mayo as well as sought-after tickets for a English Premiership game.

CUH Annual Gala Fundraising Ball. (Pic: Darragh Kane)

Sisters Zara, Erin and Ela Caharaman with Ger Moloney, Regional Director at BAM and Miriam Forde, Head of CUH Charity at the launch of the CUH Annual Gala Fundraising Ball. Pic: Darragh Kane

Tickets and Contact

Tickets cost €175 per person and €1,750 per table of ten people. There are a limited number remaining and they can be purchased by emailing miriam@cuhcharity.ie or by calling 021 4234529.

For more information see www.cuhcharity.ie or follow CUH Charity on Facebook: @corkuniversityhospitalcharity