The Donegal Down Syndrome has gained a major boost with a donation of €11,270 from the proceeds of Gabrielle’s Diary Ball.
Social diarist Gabrielle McMonagle hosted a successful fundraiser in March to bring 400 people together in support of a strong local cause.
The charity ball in the Clanree Hotel was a special celebration of diversity and inclusion, while many members of the Donegal Down Syndrome Association starred as special guests and dancers on the night.
This year’s ball was Gabrielle’s 10th charity event. Once again, it brought a large community of businesses and individuals together in support of the chosen cause.
Gabrielle caught up with her friends in DDS on Thursday to proudly present them with the grand total raised.
The money is sure to go a long way in supporting members and their families across Donegal.
The Donegal Down Syndrome branch is a parent-led group with more than 160 members. They provide speech therapy and parent support, along with annual events and community awareness initiatives.