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Successful Inaugural City Fundraising Dinner

Irish Heritage’s inaugural City Fundraising Dinner took place in the elegant surroundings of Bakers’ Hall, home of the Worshipful Company of Bakers’, last Thursday evening (13th February).

Guests attending the event enjoyed a champagne reception, an excellent four course dinner and entertainment. The latter was provided by two of Irish Heritage’s 2019 Bursary recipients, violinist Mollie Wrafter and soprano, Ellen Mawhinney who were making their first appearances in London since receiving their awards last November. Harpist Tara Viscardi entertained guests during the reception and later accompanied Mollie and Ellen.

Welcoming guests to the dinner, Patrick Lennon, Chairman of Irish Heritage said that the organisation “would be unable to fulfil its mission without the support it receives from across the community including the Emigrant Support Programme, the Ireland Funds, the Irish construction industry in London and by the involvement of Irish Heritage’s Friends membership.”

Mr Lennon went on to acknowledge the attendance of representatives of Falcon Green, the organisation’s first corporate supporters led by Joseph Sweeney, and Lifestyle Residences and its Chief Executive, John O’Neill.

The evening was organised by Irish Heritage’s Directors Tom Scanlon and Mary Connolly and its Artistic Adviser, Audrey McKenna.

Such was the success of the event Irish Heritage has already decided to repeat it early in 2021.

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Pictured (left to right) are: Mollie Wrafter; Mary Connolly, Irish Heritage; Tom Scanlon, Irish Heritage; Audrey McKenna, Irish Heritage and Ellen Mawhinney.

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