Wexford Gardaí to hold Blue Light Ball
Published 08/09/2015 | 00:00
The hugely popular Blue Light Ball is back again for another year, with tickets flying out the door for the black-tie event on October 2.
The event, organised by the Wexford Garda Social Club in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare, is the new version of the legendary Garda Ball. This year's ball will take place in the Talbot Hotel, where guests will be treated to a gala dinner, champagne reception and entertainment from Simon Casey.
Last year's Blue Light Ball saw €3,300 being raised for Wexford Hospice Homecare. According to Detective Garda Colm Dunne, they have high hopes for this year's event.
'We hope to better that,' he said. 'We have sold a lot of tickets already and only have a limited amount left.'
Wexford Hospice Homecare provides specialist nursing care across five districts in Wexford. Ninety per cent of their funding comes from donations and fundraisers such as the Blue Light Ball.
'We wanted to do something to help local people,' said Mr. Dunne.
Tickets cost €45 and can be purchased through Wexford Garda Station.