Marymount gearing up for charity race day at Cork Racecourse

Marymount gearing up for charity race day at Cork Racecourse
Ready to race! Author & fashion editor Annmarie O’Connor, Rosemary O’Connell and Lydia Madigan of Lee Travel, sponsors of the best dressed couple and Graham Lynch, Marketing Executive with Marymount University Hospital & Hospice pictured at the announcement of the Best Dressed Competition taking place at the Marymount University Hospital & Hospice Charity Raceday at Cork Racecourse on August 17. Pic: Brian Lougheed

Cork Racecourse will welcome a stellar lineup of racing and fashion in the coming weeks - all in the name of charity as the Mallow track gears up for its race day in aid of Marymount University Hospital and Hospice next month.

With prizes available on the day for best dressed and a host of entertainment on display, racegoers are sure to have a great day out on August 17, according to designer Brendan Courtney of Lennon Courtney who is sponsoring the prize for the best-dressed lady.

“I am very excited to be judging on August 17, as well as styling the winning lady in Lennon Courtney’s new collection,” he said.

“The fashion is always fantastic at race days and it will definitely be a great day out for a really amazing cause.” Racegoers will be hoping to impress the expert panel of judges which includes award-winning stylist Annmarie O’Connor, Louis Copeland of the renowned brand Louis Copeland & Sons and presenter and fashion designer Brendan Courtney of Lennon Courtney.

Prizes on offer include a tailored suit from Louis Copeland & Sons, styling sessions and a voucher for Lennon Courtney as well as a London getaway for two from Lee Travel.

“I am really looking forward to seeing the fashion on August 17 and no doubt we will have some tough choices on our hands,” said Louis Copeland.

Rosemary O’Connell of Lee Travel added:

“It’s great to be able to support such an amazing Cork organisation that is Marymount, which has touched the lives of so many people.” All proceeds from August 17 will go directly to Marymount’s specialist community palliative care services.

This vital service offers support to people who are living at home with a serious illness in Cork city and county and is completely free of charge, running seven days a week.

There will be fun for all the family including a fantastic lineup of music from well-known Cork DJ Stevie G, Chris Kavanagh, Handipack and more.

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