LauraLynn Heroes Ball A Great Success

Published: 26 May 2022

LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice are celebrating the success of their fifth Heroes Ball.

LauraLynn Heroes Ball  2022

A very special night took place on 7th May 2022 when we celebrated the return our LauraLynn Heroes Ball.  The atmosphere was one of fun, anticipation and excitement with everyone delighted (and relieved!) to finally be coming together for this special night after so long in the waiting. 

Guests enjoyed a drinks reception and gala dinner hosted by LauraLynn patron Miriam O’Callaghan, and joined in fun and fundraising, with an array of exciting and luxury prizes up for grabs. Alan Shortt brought his unique fun and talent to our live auction, and guests were treated to a surprise performance by the one and only Riverdance! The night finished on a high with the dancefloor packed well into the early hours. 

Ronan Dunne, whose son attends LauraLynn, kindly shared his family’s story to explain why the services of LauraLynn are so badly needed and can help children and their families through the toughest of times. 

The kindness of our sponsors, guests, event supporters and suppliers, and the generosity of our auction and raffle prize donors ensured a hugely successful fundraising outcome with €164,000 raised from the event.  

The fundraising and impact it has on the children and families in our care, is only possible through the generosity of many people and businesses. LauraLynn extends a huge thank you to: 

Our Major Sponsors DCC plc (Gold), William Fry and SMBC Aviation Capital (Silver) and Verve The Live Agency (Event Management).  And other sponsors Findlater & Co, Davy, Asset Recruitment, Park Developments, Lindt & Sprungli. A big thank you to the team The Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road for fantastic service on the night. 

Our Auction Prize Donors: Cassidy Travel; LauraLynn Ambassador, Garry Ringrose, Navy Blue Sports and the IRFU; Helen Steele Fashion; Horse Racing Ireland; Hozier; Horizon Therapeutics; Mercedes Benz; Melissa Curry; Princess Cruises and Róisín Linnane. 

Not to mention our incredible donors for our raffle prizes: Arckit; Begley & Bowie;; Blank Canvas Cosmetics; Cliff House Hotel; Debbie Millington; Dunnes Stores Beauty; Ethos; Faerly; Foxford Woollen Mills; Happy Pear; House Dublin; House of Kerry; Kotanical; Lanaiblo; Landa Bags; Leopardstown RC; Lignum; Louis Copeland & Sons; Lucy Nagle; MooGoo; National Flight Centre; Pamela Scott; Peelo; Pigeon House, Delgany; Presence PR; Rebeka Kahn Artwear; Saba; Sculpted by Aimee; Susannagh Grogan Fashion; The Record Hub; Universal Music Ireland; Up Cosmetics; Urban Aran; Voya; Westbury Hotel and WinePort Lodge. 

With special mention to Carmel Breheny whose support and commitment over many years has helped to make each Heroes Ball special and successful. And to all our event volunteers from Microsoft, Citi and Johnson & Johnson.    

Thank you to our suppliers and event supporters, Kate Moylan, Brian McEvoy Photograph, Hedgehogs vs Foxes, Image, PCG Media Group, CT Ireland, Gorilla Design, iDC Contracts and Castle Stage Hire, CaterHire and Southside Event Carpets, HollywoodLED letters, Barry’s Balloons, the event couldn’t happen without you all.  

We wish to extend a thank our patron MC Miriam O’Callaghan and amazing auctioneer, Alan Shortt. A wonderful thank you to the entire team at Riverdance for an unforgettable performance on the night. And a special thank you to the Dunne Family, the LauraLynn families, our corporate partners and guests who joined us on the night.