Mayor of Cork Cllr Danny Collins, Helen O Driscoll, Cancer Connect, and Christy Walsh, Bandon Hyperbaric Oxygen Centre at the launch of the Cork County Mayor’s Charity Dinner. Photo: Brian Lougheed

Mayor to host charity dinner

It’s time to dust off your favourite suit or dress and put your best step forward!

The Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Danny Collins will host, what he said will be a not-to-be-missed charity dinner on Saturday 27 May at the West Lodge Bantry which promises to be a memorable summer evening of great food and entertainment, celebrating the best of Cork county and its maritime heritage, with 100% of proceeds going to Cancer Connect and Bandon Hyperbaric Oxygen Centre.

The event will also mark the Mayor’s year in office. Tickets, which are priced at €100 each, are expected to sell quickly for the evening, which includes a drinks reception, 3 course dinner showcasing some of the best local produce from across the county plus lots more.

Commenting on the event, Mayor Collins, said: “It has been my highest honour to serve Cork county over the past year. Cork county has global status when it comes to food, culture, tourism, and business. I’m really looking forward to welcoming everyone to my hometown of Bantry for this year’s edition of the Mayor’s annual charity event.

“I hope business, tourism and cultural representatives from around the county will come out in support of the night. It will be an evening of fine food and entertainment but above all it will raise much needed funds for two very deserving charities that need our support.”

Cancer Connect is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status that co-ordinates transport to Cork hospitals for passengers attending radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments, and cancer related appointments.

Bandon Hyperbaric Oxygen Centre is another not-for-profit which houses 2 state-of-the-art oxygen chambers treating a wide range of conditions and patients across West Cork.

Master of ceremonies for the event will be none other than Irish stand-up comedian, bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Colm O’Regan.

He will be joined by C103 presenter Patricia Messinger, while special guests include celebrity comedian Bernard Casey who will do a cameo performance on the evening, ensuring spirits are high and kept high as attendees round off the evening with The Boogie Band.

It will be one of the networking and social highlights of the year in Cork county but above all Mayor Collins is keen to raise as much funds as possible for his chosen charities.

For more and to book tickets see, email corkcounty or phone