Ladies’ lunch in aid of hospice

Julian Simmons UTV, Fiona Stephens SAHS, and Lisa Mulkerns SAHS launch ''ticket sales for the Annual Hospice Ladie' Luncheon at UTV.  Photo by Columba ''O'Hare
Julian Simmons UTV, Fiona Stephens SAHS, and Lisa Mulkerns SAHS launch ''ticket sales for the Annual Hospice Ladie' Luncheon at UTV. Photo by Columba ''O'Hare

The Southern Area Hospice is looking forward to celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special Ladies’ Luncheon which will be held in the Canal Court Hotel in Newry next Thursday (May 21).

Tickets are now on sale for the event, which is undoubtedly the highlight of the organisation’s social calendar.

The event, which is kindly sponsored by the Canal Court Hotel and Three Five Two Healthcare, will feature special guests, UTV legend Julian Simmons and local make-up marvel Paddy McGurgan.

The day will begin with a drinks reception at 12 noon in the conservatory of the Canal Court. This will be followed by a delightful three course lunch. After lunch, be prepared for plenty of banter, antics and laughs with Julian, and hints, tips and make-up demonstrations from Paddy McGurgan as he shows us how to work those brushes!

This year we have something new for patrons with our ‘McKeever’s Chemists Best Dressed Lady’ competition. The lucky winner will receive a fabulous Clarins Beauty Hamper sponsored by McKeevers.

Fiona Stephens, who is corporate fundraiser at The Southern Area Hospice, said: “Our annual Ladies’ Luncheon is always one of the highlights of the local social calendar. We are delighted to welcome Julian Simmons and Paddy McGurgan as special guests at our event this year, who will keep us all entertained with fun and antics, and of course Paddy will be demonstrating the latest make-up techniques straight from the catwalk!”

She added: “Tickets cost only £25 with all proceeds to Southern Area Hospice. Tickets are on sale and we urge people to buy their tickets now to avoid disappointment as our Ladies’ Luncheon is always a sell-out event.”

Thursday’s event will kick off with a drinks reception followed by a three course meal and entertainment with the special guests. For more information and to purchase your ticket contact Fiona or Lisa at the Southern Area Hospice on 028 3025 1333, or email stephensf@southernareahospiceservices.org