Clark Clinic Fundraiser

On Thursday 1st December Stephen and Alison Moore organised a “Food and Fashion” event in Corr’s Corner Hotel to raise funds for the Clark Clinic. The Clark Clinic is in the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children and provides inpatient care for babies and children with cardiac conditions throughout Northern Ireland.

Many Chamber members are aware that Stephen and Alison had a baby son in March. Sadly Samuel James only lived for 10 days. Alison said “Whilst Samuel was at home for the majority of this time Stephen and I received much support and help from the Clark Clinic. This was much appreciated at a very difficult time and we organised this event to show that appreciation”.

The following Chamber members all supported the evening

  • Ronan McCann from Black Advertising who designed and printed the tickets and posters at no charge
  • McKeever Hotel Group did not charge for the function room and gave excellent advice in the planning stages
  • Jenny Bristow – not only did she give her time free of charge, she provided all the groceries for her demonstration
  • Perryfest Balloons from Ahoghill provided beautiful balloons for the stage. The balloons did not go to waste after the event – they were taken to the Clark Clinic

Alison thanked all the Chamber members who helped organise and took part during the evening. She said “This evening would have been impossible without their help and support. I would also like to thank Wendy Austin for compering the evening, Paula Kane whose organisational skills were invaluable and John McIlwaine for taking the photographs during the evening. These people also gave their time at no charge. Finally I would like to thank two Ballyclare companies who organised the fashion show – clothes were by Joli and the shoes by Bonita”.

The evening was a great success and the superb total of £5000 was raised for the Clark Clinic.

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