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The fundraising team for the Ballycotton RNLI are continuing a long tradition and hosting a fundraising dinner at Ballymaloe House Hotel in Cork on Friday 31st January 2014. This year is particularly special as The Allen’s are celebrating 50 years of business at Ballymaloe House and it would not have happened at all if Mrs Myrtle Allen had not first met Ivan Allen at an RNLI dinner in Ballymaloe House Hotel, then owned by The Simpsons.
The lifeboat service in Ireland is the charity that saves lives at sea. Lifeboat crews provide lifesaving cover around our coast 24/7, 365 days a year. 100% of all funds raised goes towards its running costs. On average it takes €1,343 to kit out a lifeboat crew member, €1,502 to train a crew member, €257,000 to run the lifeboat station.
This RNLI Gala dinner will be a little different from previous years and guests to this magical Black Tie Casino Royale 007 night will enjoy a red carpet arrival, vodka Martini musical reception, Blackjack, Roulette, magic, Jazz and dancing along with a scrumptious Ballymaloe dinner; a restaurant recently named in The Financial Times newspaper as being amongst the best restaurants in the world!
There will also be magnificent spot surprises and goodies give-aways throughout the night and a secret silent raffle. Generously donated prizes so far include an all inclusive weekend for two in Paris (Lee Travel), 3 months gym membership (Garryvoe Hotel), Lunch and Afternoon demo for two (Ballymaloe Cookery School).
Location:Ballymaloe House Hotel
Vodka Martini reception, Dinner, Casino, Jazz and Dancing!
Date: Friday 31st January 2014
Price: €95 per person and Ballymaloe is offering a special B&B price for the night too.
Contact: Fiona Flynn for Casino Royale tickets
For Tickets Tel: (086) 882 4515
Ballymaloe House (for accommodation): (021) 465 2531