Cheque from Kempton Romps Home in Square Mile

In the picture above: Aisling receiving a cheque from the consortium of Irish business people who organised the very successful Aisling fundraising event at Kempton race course in August. From left to right, Tom Corkery (Gallagher Group), Alex McDonnell (Aisling coordinator), Sarah Finnucane (The Craic is Back), John Mulvihill (Aisling treasurer), Gerry Heaney (Cara Stationary), Dermot O'Grady (Event Tide business services).

What a night we had at Kempton and all thanks to Tom, Sarah, Gerry and Dermot who put the work into make it a smashing success with £27,500 raised for Aisling. Another great night was to be had when we received the cheque at the Irish Post ‘Drinks in the City’ reception for Irish business at the amazing Walkie-Talkie building in the square mile. The event was sponsored by DRS Bond management company and was addressed by John Teeling who has a remarkable talent- he can see into the future. In fairness he looks at trends now and plots their likely development over the coming years and it was a strange and compelling experience listening to what is in store for the world in coming years while looking out from the 32nd floor of the Walkie-Talkie at the vast lightshow that is the city of London at night. Mr. Teeling is also the owner of a distillery in his name and coincidentally that evening I was wearing a hat advertising the brand which I got free with a bottle of the very fine spirit in a promotion on the Holyhead ferry a year ago. So thanks once again to everyone who put the hard work in to raise the money for Aisling and to the Irish post for the photo opportunity in one of London’s landmark buildings.

Photo by Malcolm McNally from the Irish Post.