The annual Sporting Gala Dinner is one of our biggest fundraising activities and we are very grateful to all who came along and supported the event. Once again the evening was a huge success with rugby and racing legends such as Shane Byrne, Mick Galwey, Philip Doyle, David Casey and Bryan Cooper all in attendance to provide lots of tips on the upcoming sporting season. Lively commentary throughout the night was provided by MC Ivan Yates.
One of the highlights of the event was the presentation of the Empowerment Award to Fighting Blindness member Áine Lennon from Carlow. Áine is an incredible recipient of the award, she has truly shown how much a person can achieve when they put hard work into reaching a goal. Áine took part in the Paris2Nice Cycle last September as part of a tandem cycling team. She and her family organised several fundraising events in their local community in preparation for Paris2Nice and raised an incredible €10,775 for Fighting Blindness. Áine has been a strong advocate for Fighting Blindness over the past year, visiting schools to raise awareness about vision impairment and living with sight loss.
Thank you once again to everyone who attended and supported the event in any way, your continued generosity is greatly appreciated.