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Miriam O’Callaghan and Alan Hughes announce the 2017 LauraLynn Heroes Ball on Saturday May 6th

Miriam O’Callaghan and Alan Hughes got their glad rags on for the launch of the LauraLynn Heroes Ball on Saturday 6th May.

Celebrating all the little heroes who benefit from the support of LauraLynn, the gala evening will take place in the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge raising much needed funds for the specialist palliative care LauraLynn provides to children with life-limiting conditions and their families. With a focus on enhancing quality of life, LauraLynn provides support from diagnosis, to end of life, and throughout bereavement with a range of practical, emotional and medical care for the whole family.

The LauraLynn Heroes Ball will be a memorable evening with Miriam acting as MC, music by crowd-rousing band Perfect Day and The Dionnes and an auction presided by Allsop’s Robert Hoban with some jaw-dropping items up for grabs.

Miriam O’Callaghan said: “I’m delighted to be MC for LauraLynn’s Heroes Ball. It’s a great excuse to put on a nice guna, have a night on the town and do it all for a wonderful cause. I have been a patron of LauraLynn from the very start and was there even before it was built, so it has a very special place in my heart. They really make a difference to the lives of seriously ill children and their families. I’m urging people to put the date in the diary for what will be a tremendous night out.”

Carmel Breheny, Chair of the LauraLynn Heroes Ball said: “After the success of our first ball in 2016, we are really excited to announce the 2017 LauraLynn Heroes Ball. I am very grateful to Miriam and Alan for their continued support for LauraLynn. We are really looking forward to another fantastic event, with proceeds going towards helping the little heroes we see every day in LauraLynn.”

Tickets are priced individually at €150 each or €2000 per corporate table of ten. Ticket price includes drinks reception, five-star gala dinner with wine, entertainment throughout the night and an after-party. Tickets are available from

LauraLynn is hugely grateful to the sponsors of the Ball, including Marks and Spencer who are supporting the ball for the second year.