Fashion stylist Grace Keane, broadcaster Deirdre O’Shaughnessy and beauty expert Mary-Jane O’Regan
Spoil the ladies in your life this Christmas with Afternoon Tea in aid of cancer research
Treat yourself and the ladies in your life to the perfect gift this Christmas, an afternoon of fashion, glamour and pampering at the Women’s Little Christmas Afternoon Tea in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research. The event will take place on Sunday, 5th January 2020 in the luxurious surroundings of the Fota Island Resort.
Geri O’Sullivan (6), Maisy Magee (5) and Lily O’Sullivan (10)
Joining us this year as our glamourous MC is Deirdre O’Shaughnessy, Journalist and Broadcaster. Now in its 9th year, Breakthrough’s Women’s Little Christmas Afternoon Tea & Fashion Showcase promises to be bigger and better than ever, commencing with a refreshing Pink Gin reception on arrival (sponsored by Pernod Ricard), a craft exhibitor showcase, and pampering treatments from the Spa at Fota Island Resort.
Sumptuous Afternoon Tea will follow, during which guests will be entertained with a ‘how to’ makeup demo from Glamity Jane, renowned beauty expert from HiStyle, and wowed by a head-turning fashion segment hosted by Grace Keane of Silk Peaches and Serenity boutiques in Ballincollig. Throughout, guests will enjoy music from the Loungeman and attendees will also be in with a chance of winning the event’s best dressed lady competition, goody bags and more!
Orla Dolan, Director of Fundraising with Breakthrough Cancer Research said, “Nollaig na mBan or Women’s Little Christmas is a fabulous excuse to catch up with the ladies in your life after a hectic Christmas, and Breakthrough’s Women’s Little Christmas Afternoon Tea is a perfect excuse to have some well-deserved ‘Me’ time, for a great cause. All proceeds from the event go towards developing new treatments for poor prognosis cancers and those which currently respond poorly to conventional therapies.”
Breakthrough Cancer Research is leading the way with research into cancers with poor prognosis such as ovarian, pancreatic, lung and oesophageal. From its research centre in Cork, Breatkthrough has already progressed seven treatments from the laboratory to clinical trial. The organisation works closely with multiple hospitals to ensure its research is responding to the needs of patients with cancers that do not respond to conventional therapies.
Tickets for this very special event are priced at €50 and usually sell out fast, so book now to avoid disappointment. To purchase your ticket, call Breakthrough Cancer Research on 021 4226655, or go to our website www.breakthroughcancerresearch.ie for a link to Eventbrite.
Photography: Jim Coughlan.