2015 Irish Abroad charity ball, Hilton Hotel, Manchester.
PUBLISHED: 00:00 15 January 2016
A thrilling performance from senior world champions, the Doherty Academy West Midlands Irish Dance Group, kickstarted the Irish Abroad charity ball at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester.
2015 Irish Abroad charity ball
Peter and Betty Byrne
Joe Kennedy and Ann Marie Kelly
John and Tina Mayo with Marie Kennedy
John Kennedy, Tony Cookson, Joe Kennedy and Peter Byrne
Ann Marie Kelly and John Kennedy
Staff from James Sharpe and Co
John Kennedy, Christine and Tony Fitzmaurice
Dancer Jaicie Withers
Irish Dancers: Nina Rawlings, Shannon Flannagan, Jaicie Withers, Annabell Cawley and Ellie Rose Walker
Ashley Fulton, Fleur Walker and Peter Corry
Peter Corry and his fellow entertainers.
David Ireland, Chief Executive at Francis House
International singing star, Fiona Flynn
Peter Corry performing from Les Miserables
There was also entertainment from cabaret artist Peter Corry and fellow Irish and international artists. Established over 30 years ago and strong supporters of Francis House, the Irish Abroad members have generously donated each year to the children’s hospice in Didsbury. The Proton Beam Therapy Unit at The Christie Hospital will also receive a donation from this year’s event.