VLM Autumn Gala Ball 2014

Niamh West, Orla Cashell and Kathleen Conlon, 2014 VLM volunteers at VLM's Gala Ball 2014.

Niamh West, Orla Cashell and Kathleen Conlon, 2014 VLM volunteers at VLM’s Gala Ball 2014.

A big “Thank You” to all who attended our Autumn Gala Ball on Saturday 11th October last, at the Davenport Hotel, Dublin 2. Over 200 guests attended the colourful event that celebrated VLM’s achievements to date both in Ireland and in Ethiopia. A special thanks to Marian Harkin MEP, who spoke on the importance of volunteering today, we well as Paul Durcan, goal keeper with the Donegal senior Garlic football team, who will be representing VLM at the Great Ethiopia Run in Addis Ababa next month.

We would also like to thank our sponsors who donated the excellent raffle prizes on the night, but without the hard work of Mary McMahon, Sarah Jane Ward, Carmel Caldwell and Michael McCullagh, the organising committee, such an enjoyable event would not have taken place. It is hoped that the next VLM Gala Ball will be in Autumn 2016… but stay tuned as we hope to plan other events over the coming months!

Paul Durcan, Donegall Senior Footballer, cutting the VLM cake on the night.

Paul Durcan, Donegall Senior Footballer, cutting the VLM cake on the night.

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Chair of VLM’s Board of Management, Mary Wall, with Mary Anne Stokes, VLM Projects Co-ordinator at the 2014 Gala Ball