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Alzheimers Society of Ireland to benefit from the Lord Mayor’s Annual Ball


Pictured at the launch of the Annual Lord Mayor's Charity Ball in City Hall, Cork on 4th March 2009, front row (L to R): Bob Seward, Organising Committee, Barbara O’Connell, Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Lord Mayor Cllr. Brian Bermingham, John Hinchliffe and Noreen Walsh, Alzheimer Society of Ireland.  Back row (L to R): Tomás Mulcahy, RTE Sports Analyst, Paul Moynihan and Josephine Gazely, Corporate Affairs, Cork City Council.

The Annual Charity Ball will be one of the highlights of the 2009 social calendar and great support is expected for this fundraising event which will take place in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork on Saturday, 21st March, the proceeds of which will go to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland .  

Referring to the event, the Lord Mayor urged the people of Cork to support give the Ball their full support: “The Ball is one of the key events on Cork ’s social calendar and raises much needed funds for deserving charities in the region. It is particularly important in these challenging times that we give such events and organisations our full support.”

Speaking at the launch, Ursula Collins, Regional Manager – Cork, Kerry and Waterford  - Alzheimer Society of Ireland said “We are very thankful to the Lord Mayor for selecting us for this year’s fundraising Ball.  Since 2007 the Bessboro centre is the only purpose built Alzheimer’s Centre in Cork city, offering a programme of stimulating daily activities to 50 clients weekly.  It is also the meeting place for the monthly Carer’s Support Group which supports those caring for a relative at home.

Tickets for the Lord Mayor’s Charity Ball are available from the Lord Mayor’s Office, City Hall, Cork .  Tel: (021) 4924120 or 4924213.



Alzheimer Society of Ireland :

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is the leading national voluntary organization responding to the needs of people with dementia and their carers. The Alzheimers Society of Ireland (ASI) Day Care Centre is based in Bessboro, Blackrock, Cork . 

The Cork Branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland has a long history of serving the people of Cork city and county.  Since 2007 it has been based in its new home at the Bessboro Centre in Blackrock, which is a purpose built day centre for the care of people with dementia.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland relies on fundraising events such as this to support and develop its services.  All funds raised in Cork are used for local services.

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