Monday, May 23, 2011

CARI lunch

Caring: 1. Cecilia Ahern, Miriam Ahern & Georgina Byrne; 2. Suzanne Craddock & Hazel Kaneswaren; 3. Siobhan Carnegie, Bridgid Cleary & Aisling Kilduff. (Pix. Brian McEvoy)

Ladies (and gents) still love lunching so it was with excitement that the guests attended Miriam Ahern’s annual summer do in aid of CARI in Cruzzos of Malahide recently.

Glamorous and stylish ladies dressed to the nines in Gucci and Dior were out in force to enjoy the wonderful surroundings of the harbour-side restaurant. The afternoon began with a champagne reception sponsored by M&S after which a chic fashion show was hosted by Malahide boutiques Neola, Divine, Yasmin and Camille (sounds like a girl band!), along with McGuirks Golf, and M&S.

The show was followed by a delicious four-course gourmet lunch with wines sponsored by Gilbert & Wright, Malahide. During lunch there was live entertainment by Dublin’s newest group On the Edge and cabaret singer Rose Lawless. The charismatic Alan Hughes from TV3 was the MC for the afternoon and Georgina and Cecilia Ahern, Linda Keating, Gary Kavanagh, Roz Flanagan, Pippa O’Connor and Karl Broderick were among the guests.

CARI is a voluntary organisation, founded in 1989 to provide therapy and counselling to children and teens that have been affected by Child Sexual Abuse and support for the non-abusing members of their families and this annual lunch raises in excess of €30,000 in much needed funds.