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The second Ladies Charity Sparkling Afternoon Tea event in the Carrickdale Hotel on Friday has raised £7000 in support of the Intensive Care Unit, Craigavon Area Hospital, PIPs Hope & Support and Ellen’s Journey. 250 ladies supported the fantastic event which was hosted by sisters, Belinda O’Neill and Claudia McAvoy.

Pictured at the Sparkling Afternoon Tea were from left: Tracey Hall (Best Dressed Judge), Siobhan Connolly (DeliLites Sponsor), Denise Watson (MC), Belinda O’Neill, Cllr Oksana McMahon, Bernadette Bohan (Keynote Speaker), Claudia McAvoy, Rachel Morgan (Regen Waste Ltd Sponsor), Michelle Barrett (Carrickdale Hotel, Sponsor)
Pictured at the Sparkling Afternoon Tea were from left: Tracey Hall (Best Dressed Judge), Siobhan Connolly (DeliLites Sponsor), Denise Watson (MC), Belinda O’Neill, Cllr Oksana McMahon, Bernadette Bohan (Keynote Speaker), Claudia McAvoy, Rachel Morgan (Regen Waste Ltd Sponsor), Michelle Barrett (Carrickdale Hotel, Sponsor)

Guests enjoyed pre event shopping from an array of local exhibitors, including Lynda Strain Makeup and Susan McCann String of Diamonds Jewellery range.

Denise Watson from U105, led proceedings as MC, with the Best selling Irish Author Bernadette Bohan, inspiring and empowering the crowd with her keynote speech.

A Best Dressed lady was a new feature at the event, which was judged by Tracey Hall, owner of the Style Academy Model Agency. The winner was Claire Donaghy a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit, who wore a navy jumpsuit, accessorised with a pop of yellow.

Sharon Carroll, the renowned Harpist, played music throughout.

Harpist Sharon Carroll
Harpist Sharon Carroll

Speaking about the event, Belinda O’Neill said, “Once again, we have been overwhelmed by the support for our event. We owe thanks to so many who made it possible. Particular thanks to; Newry, Mourne & Down District Council, DeliLites, Regen Waste Ltd, the Carrickdale Hotel, Lynda Strain Makeup, Berling Boutique, Northern Woman Magazine, Thomas Whyte Media and Drinksology. We would also like to thank everyone who donated raffle prizes and who supported us behind the scenes.”

The main beneficiary from the event is the Intensive Care Unit in Craigavon Area Hospital. The sisters recently completed a transformation of the Family Room within Intensive Care, they will now commence their second makeover project, the refurbishment of the Family Consultation room within the unit.

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