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Southern Area Hospice launch 50th annual gala ball

The event is taking place on Friday, February 28 in the Canal Court Hotel in Newry

Southern Area Hospice Services 50th gala ball

Southern Area Hospice Services Dance Committee is delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for the social event of the Year…the 50th Annual Hospice Gala Ball.

Taking place on Friday, February 28 in the Canal Court Hotel & Spa, Newry this year’s Golden Anniversary will be a night not to be missed!

The evening will commence with a glittering drinks reception, followed by a sumptuous 5 course Gala Dinner, a live auction with an array of must have items on offer, including tickets for the ‘sold out’ Celine Dion concert, signed Irish rugby goods, and much more, plus a fabulous raffle.

On the night, guests will be treated to a Drinks Reception on arrival sponsored by Freixenet Prosecco whilst being entertained with live music by John Cosgrove in the foyer, with after dinner music by the ‘The Motown Sensations’.

This year the Committee are pulling out all the stops as they celebrate the 50th year of the ball… the evening is sure to be a sell-out.

Geraldine Loughran, Chairperson of the Hospice Dance Committee commented: “The Committee would like to thank Ashtree Financial & John Tinnelly & Sons for their generous sponsorship this year and look forward to working with them.

“We would also like to thank all the local businesses who are donating prizes to our event and giving of their time. It is always a very special evening and is wonderful to see the tremendous support for the Hospice from our local community!”

The headline sponsors for this year’s event are Ashtree Financial and John Tinnelly & Sons.

Michael Blaney, Managing Director of Ashtree Financial, & Joanne and Roisin from John Tinnelly & Sons agreed that the Gala Ball is the corner stone of the local event calendar, and a fantastic way to raise funds for the Hospice.

Both parties hold the cause close to their hearts and are delighted to support the event, wishing the Committee well with the final preparations and looking forward to a great evening.

Tickets are priced at £60pp and all proceeds from the event will go to Southern Area Hospice Services to help to provide much needed Hospice care in our area.

If you cannot attend the event, you can still have the chance to enter our patron’s raffle.

Look out for our volunteers who will be selling raffle tickets priced at £1 each in Mulkerns Eurospar on 31st January & 1st February, McVeighs Eurospar Warrenpoint 30th & 31st January and Tesco Extra, Newry on 30th & 31st January and 1st February.

For more information on the Annual Gala Ball or to book a table please contact Bernie Byrne at Southern Area Hospice Services on 028 3025 1333 or by email at

Tickets (which can be purchased as a group or individually) are also available from SAHS reception or from members of the Hospice Dance Committee.

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