Limerick hotel to host night of glamour to raise funds for UNICEF

Aine Fitzgerald

Reporter:

Aine Fitzgerald

LADIES across Limerick are being urged to dig out the most fabulous frock from their wardrobe for a night of style and sophistication at The Savoy Hotel in aid of UNICEF Ireland.

LADIES across Limerick are being urged to dig out the most fabulous frock from their wardrobe for a night of style and sophistication at The Savoy Hotel in aid of UNICEF Ireland.

Limerick’s Liz Mangan who is an active member of Aer Lingus’ ‘Champions for Children’ for UNICEF Ireland is organising the event to mark the 15th anniversary of the ‘Change for Good’ partnership between the international children’s organisation and Aer Lingus.

The fundraising event which will raise funds to assist vulnerable children takes place on Friday, September 14 in The Savoy Hotel in Limerick.

It was launched this week in the city centre hotel.

“Alan Quinlan came to support us at the launch. He is an absolute gentleman and we are thrilled he is supporting us. This is the first event of its kind for UNICEF outside of Dublin so they are very excited about it as well,” said Ms Mangan who works in cabin crew with Aer Lingus and is based in Shannon Airport.

“We have had great support from all the local businesses. Nobody said no to us. It has all been so easy organising it because everybody came on board to support us.”

Commencing with a champagne reception from 6.15pm, guests will enjoy a five-course meal with wine and will be in with a chance to win a range of raffle prizes.

Limerick’s very own style queen, Celia Holman Lee will be on the lookout throughout the evening to give a very special prize to the best dressed lady!

One of the highlights of the event will a showcase of the latest international designer collections from Brown Thomas in Limerick.

Guests will also get the opportunity to treat themselves to the latest must-have pieces at this once off pop-up shop before they dance the rest of the night away.

“It is a wonderful way to spend a late summer’s evening with friends. We’re delighted to welcome the gentlemen friends too,” continued Ms Mangan who has worked with Aer Lingus for the past 23 years.

A native of Crecora and now living in Clonmacken on the Ennis Road, Ms Mangan is a former model with the Holman Lee Agency.

She decided to put her experience in the fashion world to good use and organise the fundraising event with a fashion twist.

“The fact that I have a little bit of background in the modelling business encouraged me to go with the fashion event.

“It’s for a very good cause and it’s going to be a really fun night as well as helping a very worthy cause,” she added.

A limited number of tickets are available for the event.

Individual tickets are €95 and tables of 10 are €950. For further information see www.unicef.ie or contact Eleanor on 01 878 3000, Liz Mangan 087 7418573 or email eleanor@unicef.ie.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Aer Lingus’ partnership with UNICEF Ireland. The partnership has raised over €12 million to date for UNICEF programmes for children across the world.