Letterkenny charities join forces to launch celebrity cookery event

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first_imgTwo local charities are cooking up exciting plans for a celebrity cookery event with Kevin Dundon, one of Ireland’s most loved chefs. The Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital and Conwal Parish Church in Letterkenny’s Cathedral Quarter are jointly hosting this great evening of food and entertainment taking place  in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday Sept 12th.Letterkenny man and comedian Andy McGranaghan will be MC for the evening, so a highly entertaining night out is in store for all. Kevin Dundon promises to serve up a most enjoyable evening, with cooking advice, inspiration, and lots of recipe hints and tips. His tasty recipes on the night will demonstrate how to get the most from the great value and fresh ingredients available from your local food producers and suppliers.Funds raised will go towards two special projects: a new respiratory diagnostic service for Letterkenny University Hospital and the restoration of the church organ at Conwal Parish Church. Peter Cutliffe of the Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital charity said: “We always have fundraising ongoing at the FLUH, but we were approached by two Consultant Physicians who specialise in respiratory medicine in the hospital here in Letterkenny.”“Their main core of their scheduled work relates to the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic lung disease, inclusive of lung cancer. We have agreed to fund the development of a new forensic diagnostic service, EBUS for Letterkenny University Hospital. “EBUS stands for endobronchial ultrasound, a medical procedure that is performed during bronchoscopy, to provide further information to diagnose or determine the stage of lung cancer. “This relatively new technique allows doctors to view regions of the lungs and surrounding chest areas that have traditionally required more invasive surgical procedures to evaluate. The procedure is usually performed as an outpatient procedure or a same-day surgery and is considered a minimally invasive procedure.”“The introduction of this new service will significantly enhance cancer services in Letterkenny University Hospital and we looking forward to welcoming you to this unique event with Kevin Dundon in Letterkenny,” concludes Peter.Conway Parish Church and FLUH committee members – Alister Moore, Anne Condon , Rev. David Houlton and Synthia Fuery. FLUH: Eileen Bannon, Paddy Rooney and Peter Cutliff, Chairman. Photo Clive WassonThis is an exciting event for Conwal Parish Church’s Rev David Houlton, Rector of Conwal Union and Gartan Parish, as it is the first fundraiser he will host as new Rector of the church. David and his family have been welcomed by the local community and he has plans to use the funds to restore the church organ which is 130 years old to its full glory. Commenting on the launch of the event David said, “I am excited and delighted to be involved in this restoration and fund-raising event and knowing the money will go towards restoring our Church Organ which is not only part of our church’s history but part of the history of Letterkenny Town. I am looking forward to meeting everyone on the night and if anyone would like tickets please feel free to contact me or any member of our organising committee.”Conwal Parish Church and LKUH Fundraisers –Conwal, – Alister Moore, Anne Condon , Rev. David Houlton and Synthia Fuery.FLUH, Eileen Bannon, Paddy Rooney and Peter Cutliff, Chairman.Photo Clive WassonThe kitchen set-up will be arranged by Kenny Maguire from Maguire Cookery Demos, Letterkenny, who has brought cookery demonstrations to clubs, charities and food festivals the length and breadth of Ireland. Brother of celebrity chef, Nevin Maguire, Kenny is well known amongst the celebrity chef world and he now brings Kevin Dundon and a fantastic night’s entertainment to Letterkenny. Kenny is delighted that two local charities will benefit from the proceeds. The spot prizes on the night range from vouchers to Kevin Dundon’s Cookery School in Wexford, 32” TV, hotel breaks all over Ireland, designer jewellery to name but a few. Local crafts people and local artisan producers along with local businesses will also be in attendance to showcase their wonderful products. Guests won’t want to miss the chance of not only a great night out, but to win some amazing prizes too.Both the friends of Letterkenny University Hospital and the community from Conwal Parish Church are also delighted to have on board Kelly’s Toyota, Letterkenny and Mountcharles as their main sponsor of this event. They also would like to thank everyone who donated raffle prizes, booked stalls and bought tickets.Tickets are available from : The Hotel Reception at Clanree Hotel, Port Rd., Letterkenny, from Cynthia Fuery on 087 2414090 or the Offices of the Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital, St. Conals, Letterkenny, call 074-9104466. You can also find details of where to purchase online tickets and to see what you could win on the night on our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofLetterkennyUniversityHospital. Tickets are €20 Each.Letterkenny charities join forces to launch celebrity cookery event was last modified: August 14th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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