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Irish Elderly Advice Network charity chooses St Patrick’s Day to launch major fundraising appeal to support older Irish in London.

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With an ambitious target of £20,000, this charity, which has spent over 20 years supporting the older Irish population of London, is launching their appeal on St Patrick’s Day 2017. They are hosting two big events on the day, a lunch for older people in the St Thomas Moore Church, Manor House, and an evening ‘musical extravaganza’, hosted for the charity by the well-known Mondegreen Folk Club and Ryan’s Bar in Stoke Newington.

The charity will be launching events throughout the country, hoping to involve people, young and old, in a series of hundreds of events, small and large, raising money to help older Irish emigrants live great lives, and get help and support with housing, ill-health, and any other difficulties when they need it. From jumble sales, to cake sales, to sponsored runs, to sponsored trad sessions, the charity is welcoming all ideas. You can find more information about how to get involved by visiting their website www.irisheldersadvice.org.uk, emailing nora@irishelders.org.uk or phoning 02074280471.

 

Details of the Launch Events

St Patrick's Lunch at St Thomas MooreLunch, a sing-song and some live traditional music

Friday 17th March, 1 to 3.30pm, St Thomas Moore Church, 9 Henry Rd, N4 2LN

Tickets: £10, concessions: children £2, pensioners £5

Contact Nora to book a space – nora@irishelders.org.uk (must book in advance so we have enough food!)

Mondegreen StPatrick's dayMondegreen’s St Patrick’s day special for the Irish Elderly

Friday 17th March, 8pm to 10.30pm, Ryan’s Bar, 181 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0UL, Tickets: £5 on door

This evening will include performances from Paul ‘Maddog’ McGuiness, formerly of Shane McGowan and the Popes, Hannah and Stephen O’Driscoll, incredible new father-daughter duo from Ireland-via-Essex, Colin Chambers, Les Coupland, Caroline Hetherton, Molly Mulready-Jones, Clara McCaughey and more.