Anyone who has been reading this site over the last few weeks will have seen pieces on the build up to the Mayor’s Ball, which took place on Friday night past in the Mount Errigal Hotel.
The evening went fantasticaly well, better than I could ever have hoped for. We sold all the tables with over two weeks to spare, and have secured substantial sponsorship from a number of local businesses. On the night, everything went to plan (okay, timekeeping was a little out, but that’s to be expected!) and I’m fairly sure everyone enjoyed the night.
I’m drawing up a list of people, businesses and organisations to thank, and I hope to have some photos from the night online over the next few days.
We raised well over E40,000 for the Donegal Hospice, including over E17,000 in the auction (both Martin Mooney paintings sold for E5,500 each) and almost E9,000 in the draw. The previous Mayor’s Ball record was E32,000. We’re still tallying up the cash, and waiting on some money in, so I’ll be back with an update on the total when we get it finalised.
The response to the event was absolutely phenomenal. I’d like to thank everyone who helped out in any way- organising, selling or buying tables, working on the night, bidding, donating or attending. The night went perfectly, the meal was great, the band and dj got a great reception, and my MC Pascal Blake somehow managed to avoid having a heart-attack.
To everyone involved- thank you!