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Gort Charity Fashion Show

March 18th, 2011

Congratulations to all in Gort No Name Club who have raised over €4,000 for charity after organising a fashion show that brought over 300 people together. The event was held at The Centre on Friday March 25th and brought people from the No Name Club, the local community and surrounding regions together to raise money for Croí.

Aoife O’Shea, a No Name Club teenage member whose father passed away suddenly from a heart condition last October, organised the fundraiser with the assistance of hosts and hostesses and adult committee members of Gort No Name Club. They brought people from Gort, Kinvara, Ennis and surrounding communities together for the fundraiser to support a charity that is working to reduce the impact of heart disease and stroke on families living in the West of Ireland.

Local businesses paid a contribution towards the event to have their clothing featured in it and the models came from Gort No Name Club, Gort ICA, Coole Soccer Club and the local community. Businesses, community groups and local people came together on the night to assist with the running of the show that also featured a raffle. Musical entertainment was provided by Kyle na Nó String Quartet (from Coole Music) and ‘Biddy and Dan’, aka Niall Perrill and Aisling Egan, delivered the comedic entertainment.

Speaking after the the show, Aoife said: “I’m delighted with how the show went and I’d like to thank everybody who helped make it the great event it was. This was a great project to work on and it will help Croí in its aim to deliver the highest levels of cardiovascular care to people in the West.”

Trish Beakey, Gort No Name Club Secretary said: “The show was a huge success and brought the community of Gort and surrounding towns together for a very worthy, charitable cause. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the local people, businesses and clubs and organisations that came behind the event and made it the success it was. We were delighted to see a crowd of over 300 come out to support it and the money raised will support Croí in the excellent work it does. I’d like to pay tribute to Aoife, Karen Moran and the No Name Club teenagers in particular for the outstanding work they did to put this show together. They should be very proud of their success and it highlights the kind of excellent work young people can carry out, when they are entrusted with responsibility and provided with support.”

Con Nolan, No Name Club CEO attended the event. He said: “The No Name Club is a national organisation that works with young people in communities across Ireland to develop their leadership skills. The work of Aoife and her colleagues in Gort No Name Club is in keeping with the positive attitude we encourage amongst our teenage members. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Aoife, Gort No Name Club’s Hosts and Hostesses*, the club’s adult committee and the wider community in delivering this excellent event for a very worthy cause.”

Aoife O'Shea, lead organiser of the fashion show, receives a well-deserved bouquet of flowers.