Fundraiser for Down Syndrome Centre in Memory of Lucy Dolan at Leisureplex

Lucy Dolan Leisureplex

Sunday August 26th saw the Fundraising Day in memory of Lucy Dolan, take place in Leisureplex Stillorgan, with 200 guests attending on the day.

The event was held in memory of Lucy Dolan. Lucy passed away from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome in 2017, at the age of just 49, and was remarkably well-liked by everyone who had the pleasure of working with her. The day was open to Lucy’s work colleagues, friends and the general public, and was well supported by suppliers and contractors who worked with Lucy over the years.

The fun family event was set up with the aim of raising funds for The Down Syndrome Centre, a charity organisation very close to Lucy’s heart, and family screening for Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.

The party atmosphere was clear for all to see, with upbeat music, party lighting and food and drink for all as the guests enjoyed games of bowling, Quasar, pool and even a trip into the Zoo Adventureland play area for the little ones.

The day was concluded with a huge raffle, with over 30 amazing prizes given out. Some of Lucy’s family were in attendance throughout the day, and they were on hand to help pick out the prize winners.

In addition to the fundraising event, a GoFundMe page was set up to aid in raising as much funds as possible for the two causes, and the generosity of those who knew and worked with Lucy was shown in abundance, with over €11,000 currently raised on the GoFundMe page alone.

All-in-all, with funds raised through entry tickets to the event, raffle tickets and the GoFundMe page, the total raised for the charities has currently surpassed the €20,000 mark!

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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