Friends really step up for fire victim Suzanne

Celia Holman Lee

Reporter:

Celia Holman Lee

I had a great day out with Suzanne Roche, Catherine Meaney, and Amanda and Samantha Roche
IMAGINE delivering Christmas hampers to people in need and then to arrive home to find your house burnt to the ground.

IMAGINE delivering Christmas hampers to people in need and then to arrive home to find your house burnt to the ground.

That’s exactly what happened to Suzanne Roche and her family, the founder of Limerick’s charity Indira Initiative, which provide support for families who find themselves in financial difficulty. They supply families with school books and uniforms at a reduced rate and also offer one-to-one tuition for
 pupils.

Friends of the Roche family hosted a concert in the Parlour Bar last Thursday, which was a huge success in raising much needed funds for rebuilding their home. I was delighted to get a call to take Suzanne out on a shopping trip as she and her family lost everything. We headed to Pamela Scott on Bedford Row, where we were greeted most warmly by Catherine Meaney, general manager of the store. Suzanne likes her clothes to be wearable, but yet stylish, so the labels we went for were Betty Barclay and Gerry Weber, which suit her shape.

As you can see in the picture below she looked fantastic. I would like to thank Catherine and the Pamela Scott Group for the generosity they showed to Suzanne and I.

To celebrate 200 years steeped in history and culture St Nicholas’ School, Adare is hosting a fashion show on Thursday, February 27 in the Dunraven Arms Hotel.

It will be hosted by Richard Lynch of I Love Limerick and will feature the stunning models from the Holman Lee Agency. Donations on the night will go to the Alzheimer’s Centre in Adare. All the top boutiques in the area including Isobel, Aisling Maher Boutique, Kimono, Ela Maria, Sinead’s Boutique, Virginia’s Bridal to name but a few will showcase their spring summer 2014 collections.

The raffle will include a top prize of a top-to-toe makeover with yours truly including afternoon tea at the exclusive 5-Star Adare Manor.

Look forward to seeing 
you all!