This Wednesday night saw the first fundraising event to raise money for Peamount Healthcare’s redevelopment programme to replace many of Peamount’s aging buildings with a new 100 bed unit. Judging by the feedback everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly. Comedians Steve Cummins, Colum McDonnell and Jack Wise provided a great night’s entertainment with more than a few surprises thrown in.
The members of the Coordinating Committee worked tirelessly to make the night a success and their efforts were rewarded both in the money raised and in the great reaction from everyone who was there. The enormous support from the families of Peamount Healthcare’s clients was also crucial. One family in particular sold 15 tickets and provided three spot prizes for the night! Their commitment to the event is a reminder of the importance of this fundraising drive to the clients and their families and their strong appreciation of the care their relatives receive in Peamount.
The Coordinating Committee are very grateful to all those that provided spot prizes, The Halo Cafe in Celbridge, the Waterside House Hotel in Donabate, BWG Foods, the Fitzgerald Dineen family and several staff members. Their donations and the generosity of people on the night raised €700 in the raffle! One of the highlights of the evening was when Robert Lackey, a resident in St. Brid’s, won the top prize, an Irish Rugby Jersey signed by Brian O’Driscoll.
The professionalism of the Laughter Lounge staff ensured everything went smoothly and effortlessly on the night.
The Laughter Lounge Comedy Night was the first of what will be many events and activities in the coming years aimed at securing the funds need to build the new 100 bed unit.