Friday, April 12, 2013

CRY Lunch

Pure Style: 1. Angela Scanlon and Brendan Courtney; 2. Lorraine Murray; 3. Joanne Smyth, Roz Quinn and Ger Moran. (Pix. Jason Clarke)

The 5th annual CRY Pure Style fashion lunch played host to the Arnotts Spring / Summer collection show at the Great Room of the Shelbourne Hotel.

Guests were treated to fantastic raffle prizes, which included a Downton Abbey poster and album signed by the entire cast of the popular period drama.  This was donated by Alan Leech who plays Tom Branson, the chauffeur in Downton Abbey.  Alan had been in the same class as Peter Greene in school.  Peter was the son of Marie and Michael Greene, founders of CRY, and he tragically lost his life to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome in 1996.

Guests at the event included Brendan Courtney, Arnotts Chairman Mark Schwartz, RTE sports presenter and CRY patron Jacqui Hurley, Ger Dempsey, stylist Angela Scanlon, Sunway boss Tanya Airey, Arnotts Ladies Fashion Director Deirdre Devaney.

All proceeds of the Pure Style Fashion Lunch will go directly to CRY, an Irish charity set up in 2002 to prevent Cardiac Risk in the Young. CRY aims to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death, provide counselling and support to families affected and to fundraise to give ongoing support to the CRYP Centre in Tallaght Hospital which offers cardiac screening and evaluation for families who have lost a young person or for a young person who may be experiencing symptoms.