All roads will lead to the Great Northern Hotel in Bundoran on Saturday 2nd September as Borderline Players Pettigo prepare to host a major fundraising event in order to raise financial support for the purchase of a new home.
The Lip Sync Challenge event sponsored, by Envirogrind, Humac Engineering and Tractor Parts and Spares, will see 12 acts from across the border region perform show-stopping routines to some of the biggest hits of all time.
With acts from Pettigo, Belleek, Garrison, Enniskillen, Ederney, Kesh and Irvinestown taking part, and performers including local rally drivers, Garry Jennings and Dave Moynihan, hotelier, Joe Mahon and renowned auctioneer Liam Leonard this promises to be a night not to be missed! There’s also a few faces that will be very familiar to Borderline Players audiences.
The 12 acts are being put through their paces by Dancing with the Stars Ireland professional dancer Laura Nolan. Laura has appeared on three series of the RTÉ1 show, reaching the semi-final stage in both 2022 with Matthew McNabb and 2023 with comedian Kevin McGahern. Laura is also a popular lifestyle influencer and has created a series of routines that are sure to wow audiences in Bundoran on the night.
Siobhan O’Brien, Chairperson of Borderline Players is looking forward to the event and added that the support received from the local community to date had been overwhelming.
Siobhan said that the fundraising event was coming at a vital time for the group as they are currently seeking a new home for rehearsals, workshops and to store the wonderful array of costumes and props that the group has accumulated over the past twenty three years.
Siobhan added that the group is very fortunate to have access to the wonderful Termon Complex in Pettigo to stage their productions, but their current rehearsal premises could no longer meet the group’s needs and is inaccessible to members with mobility issues. The group has identified what they believe to be a suitable building that would offer development potential and room for the talented group to grow over the coming years.
Borderline Players is working with both, GrantED Productions and Events54 on the delivery of this special event and Siobhan said that the cast and crew have been having lots of fun since rehearsals began in mid-July and are looking forward to showcasing some unforgettable performances on the night.
The organising committee have also thanked event sponsors, Envirogrind, Humac Engineering and Trailer Parts & Spares for their support which has made hosting this event possible.
Tickets for the Lip Sync Challenge event are available now and can be booked online at www.events54.com/event/borderline. The website also offers opportunities to support or sponsor your favourite.
Doors on the night will open at 7pm and the show kicks off at 8pm.