December 3, 2023

Former Donegal GAA star Brendan Devenney is to host a second charity ball.

“DV’s Charity Ball” was beforehand held two years in the past and raised €24,000 for 3 charities – Plan Worldwide Eire, Most cancers Care West, and Focus Eire.

Brendan will return to the Mount Errigal Lodge in Letterkenny for the occasion which takes place on Friday, November twenty fourth.

The benefitting charities from subsequent month’s occasion can be Plan Worldwide, Donegal Hospice and Epilepsy Eire.

Talking on the launch of the fundraiser on Monday evening, Brendan mentioned that nearly half of the tables had already been bought.

“As a result of success of the charity ball again in November 2021, Plan was capable of sponsor 21 youngsters and make and lasting distinction to their lives,” commented the previous St Eunan’s sharpshooter.

“It’s going to be an evening that may function well-known names from the world of sport and leisure, together with reside music and a DJ. So, it’s going to be a laid-back evening with loads of crack. We’ll even have an public sale and spot prizes. The night will kick off with a drinks reception, with a four-course meal to observe,” he added.

Plan Worldwide work tirelessly on women’ rights and equality in essentially the most deprived and marginalised communities and areas of the world. Plan additionally facilitates the sponsoring girls and boys to present them schooling, a future with hope and on the similar time serving to their total neighborhood.

Brendan travelled to Togo in June in his capability as an envoy with Plan to satisfy a number of the youngsters he sponsors. The journey was sponsored by Terry McEniff of the Mount Errigal Lodge, Ciaran Brogan from Sister Sara’s and Kieran Keaveney of the fifth & Mad Restaurant in New York.

The go to was brilliantly captured on movie by the well-known Glenties cameraman, Brendan ‘Bradas’ O’Donnell, who accompanied Brendan on the journey. Plan was additionally represented on the go to to Togo by head of fundraising and communication, Carole Wickham.

“Carole was completely sensible on the journey. She set the entire thing up – myself and ‘Bradas’ would haven’t received to far with out her,” Brendan quipped.

“It was nice to make the journey to Togo and truly see firsthand the work that Plan is doing,” he mentioned.

“I began serving to out with Plan in 2018 by sponsoring youngsters myself after which I wished to assist the charity itself in a roundabout way. I’d quick a day and sponsor a toddler and confirmed methods of how 22 euros could possibly be saved in a month and used to sponsor a toddler.

“I suppose it’s all about discovering methods in your life to make small sacrifices over the course of the month that may save the 22 euro and alter a life. In making a small sacrifice, a very huge distinction might be made in younger individuals’s lives. And as I witnessed, the entire neighborhood will get an important carry from the sponsorship,” he added.

Brendan’s father, Paddy, handed away on September twenty first final yr. The next day, Brendan’s sister, Margaret, died abruptly.

“Not directly, the motivation to maintain the charity work going is to honour their reminiscence, as a result of my father and Margaret had been two individuals who had been at all times so giving of their time and their assist.

“The intention of the charity ball is to lift cash for 3 worthy charities. I’m hoping extra individuals will decide to Plan. I’ve seen what they do. We’ve received to assist communities develop and develop and the world turns into a greater place consequently,” he mentioned.

“We’ve additionally chosen Donegal Hospice and Epilepsy Eire to profit from the ball. Donegal Hospice is such an vital service to have in our county, whereas Epilepsy Eire is doing nice work. It’s estimated that Over 45,000 individuals in Eire have epilepsy, which means it is likely one of the commonest neurological circumstances within the nation,” Brendan added.

Tickets are priced €75, with tables of 10 priced €750. Tickets might be bought via Highland Radio, The Arch Advanced in Letterkenny, Sister Sara’s in Letterkenny, and the Mount Errigal Lodge in Letterkenny. Tickets may also be booked over the cellphone from the Mount Errigal tel. 074-91 22700.

These wishing to donate to the fundraiser through the GoFundMe web page can accomplish that by clicking on the next hyperlink:

Former Donegal star Brendan Devenney to host second charity ball was final modified: October 18th, 2023 by Employees Author