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IRC Jasmine Ball A host of Ireland’s favourite celebrities and leading business minds raised more than €100,000 on Saturday at the Irish Red Cross Jasmine Ball in aid of Syria.  

The event, at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, was organised in support of Syrian children and their families who have been impacted by more than six years of violent conflict.

To view some of the photo's from the night click: http://bit.ly/2prsggm 

More than 700 guests attended the event, which was organised by a voluntary organising committee made up of some of Ireland’s leading business people. The group, made up of CEOs, Marketing Executives, and entrepreneurs, combined their skills, contacts and entrepreneurial spirit in an effort to help people in Syria.  Irish Red Cross Secretary General Liam O’Dwyer, praised the work of the volunteers involved, “Time has become a precious commodity for us all, we are very grateful to the committee of volunteers who put together this great event.  It is only with the support of volunteers and donors that we can continue to help in Syria”.

All funds raised will go directly to supporting the health and education needs of Syrian children.

The Irish Red Cross and International Red Cross movement is working closely with the Syrian Arabic Red Crescent (SARC) to provide a timely and neutral response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis.  It has been six years since the crisis in Syria began. Over 400,000 people have been killed, another 1.5 million injured and nearly 8 million people internally displaced. It is estimated that 13.5 million people, half of whom are children, are in need of immediate assistance, four out of five Syrians now live in poverty.

The Irish Red Cross would like to extend a huge thank you to our sponsors for making the #JasmineBall a reality.

To view some of the photo's from the night> Click: http://bit.ly/2prsggm