GROW to Benefit from Lord Mayors Ball in Waterford

Pictured at City Hall for the lauch of the Mayor’s charity ball 2019 at the Tower Hotel on Saturday 27th April, pictured are one of the beneficiarys GROW Waterford City & County Service, front, Mayor of Waterford City & County Cllr Declan Doocey, Sr Gertrede, GROW and Mayor of Metropolitan District of Waterford Cllr Joe Kelly,back, John Forristal, Heineken, Caroline Crotty, Christine Mulcathy and Mary Hennessy, GROW, Ricky Grogan, Heineken, James Quilligan, GROW, Eimear O’Donoghue, NearForm, Aishling Donnelly, GROW, Mandy Nolan Reid, committee, Seamus O’Carroll, Tower Hotel and Cllr Cha O’Neill, committee. Photo: John Power

GROW has been nominated as one of three charities to benefit from the 2019 Lord Mayors’ Ball in Waterford.

GROW was represented at a special launch event held in the Mayors’ Parlour at Waterford City Hall by Sr. Gertrude Howley, Christine Mulcahy and Mary Hennessy from the South East Regional Team as well as Regional Manager James Quilligan, Area Coordinator Caroline Crotty and Communications Officer Aisling Donnelly.

Speeches commending the sterling work done by GROW in promoting positive mental health over the past 50 years were delivered by the Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. Declan Doocey and Mayor of the Metropolitan District of Waterford, Cllr. Joe Kelly.

Cllr. Cha O Neill, who is the chief organiser behind the Mayors’ Ball, told those present that since its inception the event has raised in excess of €1 million for local charities.

The other two charity recipients for the 2019 ball are Waterford Hospice and The Irish Wheel Chair Association.

A wonderful, inspiring and very moving speech was delivered by Sr. Gertrude about GROW, the vital importance of GROW’s work and reaching out to those who may be struggling with their mental wellbeing. Gertrude was also interviewed on the day by Liz Reddy of WLR FM and other local media.

See coverage in the Dungarvan Leader, Dungarvan Observer and Waterford News and Star.