Make-A-Wish Crystal Ball

Kieran Harnett

Pictured at a photocall to promote the Make-A-Wish®Ireland Charity Crystal Ball in association with Newbridge Silverware are (left) Susan O’Dwyer, Chief Executive, Make-A-Wish and (right) Marie Brennan, Communications Manager, Newbridge Silverware with (back left) Wish Child Ashleigh Kiernan (aged 11) and her sisters Isabel (aged 8) and Matilda (aged 5) posing as Imelda May. Ashleigh was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in 2010 and, after two years of chemotherapy her Wish to visit Florida to swim with dolphins was granted. Picture: Kieran Harnett

Join Make-A-Wish Ireland as they throw their Charity Crystal Ball this Saturday in the Double Tree Hilton in Ballsbridge.

Sponsored by Newbridge Silverware, the black tie event will feature performances from rockabilly revival star Imelda May and former Eurovision winner Paul Harrington.

Make-A-Wish Ireland gives children between the ages of 3 and 17 with life-threatening conditions the chance to have their greatest dream come true. The foundation has granted over 1,500 wishes since 1992, and there are already 200 wishes on the waiting list this year.

The Crystal Ball promises to be a great night, as the Chief Executive of Make-A-Wish, Susan O’Dwyer explained: “Every child’s wish is precious and our Crystal Ball is one of the main events in our calendar to help us raise money to make wishes come true. We know that the memory of a wish is a great source of joy and hope for the child and their family especially during difficult times. The red carpet awaits and we promise a night to remember.”

Tickets are available at a cost of €150 per person or €1,500 for a table of ten, and can be purchased here.

By Aimée Mac Leod

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