Lord Mayor Announces jasmine ball for syria

The Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr Brendan Carr last night announced details of the Jasmine Ball on behalf of the Irish Red Cross Syria Appeal. 

The ball, set to be Ireland’s premium charity event of 2017, will take place in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin, on Saturday the 6th of May.

At a gathering in the Lord Mayor’s mansion house, Dublin, members of Ireland’s business world and Red Cross supporters heard accounts of the situation in Syria from a panel of expert speakers. Storyful journalist Razan Ibraheem, from Syria, spoke of the devastation in her home country and her hopes for the future of children caught up in the ongoing conflict.  Whilst John Roche, from the Irish Red Cross, spoke of the worsening humanitarian situation in Aleppo and the need for access for aid organisations.  Mr Roche said, “Brutal and relentless violence has brought the country to its knees. Millions of Syrian women, men and children are in desperate need of immediate assistance”.

The Jasmine Ball is being organised on behalf of the Irish Red Cross by a team of fundraising volunteers led by barrister Michael Mulcahy.  Funds raised by the Jasmine ball will support children and families impacted by more than five years of violent conflict in Syria.

Tickets for the Jasmine Ball can be purchased online at www.redcross.ie/jasmineball

L-R: Suzanne Cashin, John Roche, Lord Mayor Cllr Brendan Carr, Pat Carey, Razan Ibraheem