The annual White Ball was held in the Renaissance Monarch Hotel on Saturday, 13th December. As usual, it was well attended with over 300 guests including Ambassador Eoin OâLeary with his wife Anne and the Embassy team. Many of our sponsors including PepsiCo, Guinness and Heineken, Tullamore Dew, Baileys and Bewleys Chocolates also attended as did members of the general Irish community and their colleagues and friends.
Santa Claus dropped in and verified we had all been nice, not naughty, in 2014, although some may have escaped his radar. Gearoid O Muiri, a prominent GAA man and Gaeilgeoir provided a wonderful speech in Irish doing us all proud.
Tony Watkins and the Smoke breakers provided some fantastic entertainment as did John Delargy and Streams of Whisky getting the crowds up dancing and singing till the wee hours.
Thanks to the generosity of all of our sponsors and guests, we raised in excess of 310000 rubles for To Children with Love – http://tochildrenwithlove.ru/ – enabling them to carry out their wonderful work with children left behind.