President’s fundraising evening a success for IGBF

Nigel Scully, Aryzta Food Solutions Ireland, Mary McBride, Mars Ireland, John Moane, IGBF President of Appeals, Kevin Donnelly, Britvic, Tom Shipsey, Stonehouse Marketing Ltd and Deirdre Shipsey
Nigel Scully, Aryzta Food Solutions Ireland, Mary McBride, Mars Ireland, John Moane, IGBF President of Appeals, Kevin Donnelly, Britvic, Tom Shipsey, Stonehouse Marketing Ltd and Deirdre Shipsey

The Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund (IGBF) hosted its annual President’s fundraising event in the Crypt of Christ Church Cathedral recently, raising much-needed funds for its benefactors and their families.

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6 November 2018 | 0

The Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund (IGBF), which provides financial relief to members in the retail, wholesale and supplier trade sectors who are in difficulty because of ill health or bereavement, hosted its annual President’s fundraising event in the Crypt of Christ Church Cathedral recently.

n a departure from the traditional black tie event usually associated with the annual event, John Moane, President of Appeals for the IGBF, opted for a more relaxed ‘Party Chic’ theme for the night’s festivities, which included live music and a variety of exciting entertainment for the 250 industry representatives from all across the grocery trade who supported the night.

Moane, who is also MD of BWG Foods Wholesale Division, told guests the annual President’s fundraising evening represents the Irish grocery sector coming together to show their support to former colleagues, and their families, who have experienced tough times. “But it is also an evening where attendees can let their hair down, relax, reconnect with their colleagues in the industry and enjoy themselves,” he added.

Entertainment for the “party chic” event was provided by the renowned classical crossover group, Affinití, who fuse the best of celtic, contemporary and classical elements to produce a gorgeous unique sound that enchanted those present, as well as a live DJ, atmospheric fire performers and Celtic Drummers.

In total, over €50,000 was raised from the event itself, while the raffle proved extremely popular as guests bid on a variety of items, including tickets for U2’s show in the Three Arena and tickets for the Ireland versus New Zealand game in the Aviva Stadium in November.

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