22nd March 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Charity Fundraiser & Celebration of Local Talent Raises £455
Our event held at The Parlour, Belfast last Saturday, 15th raised £455.00 for our chosen charity ‘Mind Your Mate & Yourself’ and celebrated the publication of Volunteer by Belfast author Gary McElkerney.
With live music from Blast 106’s SJ Wilson and rock band Black Sonnet, and a reading from Volunteer by local actor Jay Dee the evening was a storming success and well attended with guests including glamour model Laura Lacole, Kellie Chambers from Ulster Tatler, Narelle Allen from Drama for Kids, actor Tim Ferguson and Michael Quigley from independent film production company Titanic Vision Entertainment. We were also joined by some of the team from Blast 106 and the Queens Knights Cheerleaders.
Janine Cobain, speaking on behalf of Write Path NI, closed the event saying “Every one of you is here tonight to show your support for someone else; whether that is me, or Gary, or one of our amazingly talented guests, or for MYMY, and that is what this is about. People supporting people. While planning this event I have connected with, and had the support of, some amazing people whose generosity has blown me away, and the message that I want you to leave here with tonight is that is what Northern Ireland should be renowned for; is its people, their talent, their creativity and their generosity, and for the bright future ahead of us.”
Write Path would like to extend its thanks to those who made the night possible; Wine Inns and the staff at The Parlour, SJ Wilson, Black Sonnet, Jay Dee, Mick Faver from Belfast.ie and Fiona Kidd, and to those who donated prizes; Alan Russell, Adam Keefe from Belfast Giants, Andras House, Lusty Beg Island, Nandos, Waynes Words, Old Time Favourites, Dirty cars Wanted, Arcadia Books, Dominos and many more. Also to the guests for their support and generosity.
Volunteer by Gary McElkerney has this weekend been named Book of the Month in April’s edition of Ulster Tatler and we would like to extend our congratulations to him, and our thanks to Kellie Chambers from Ulster Tatler.
Volunteer is available from Belfast.ie, No Alibis, and from Amazon rrp £9.99
Janine Cobain, Write Path NI, Gary McElkerney and Ray Cunningham, founder of MYMY