A thrilling fundraising night in aid of The Victoria Thompson Scholarship will see local celebrity Chef Brian McDermott battling it out with the likes of Tony Singh MBE and Redcastle’s own Gordon Smyth.

The live celebrity chef cook-off in Redcastle Oceanfront Hotel takes place this 27th April at 8pm.

Guests will arrive to a glass of bubbly, overlooking Lough Foyle and watch the masters at work as they battle it out to win the competition.

There will be an opportunity to meet and speak with the celebrity chefs and take the necessary selfies. Tickets are available now (€20) from Redcastle Oceanfront Golf and Spa Hotel. The event is booking up fast and it is recommend that tickets are purchased early.

There will be raffle prizes and auction items on the night with a donation going to a local charity, The VictoriaThompson Scholarship. This charity was founded in memory of nine-month-old Victoria Thompson, who passed after receiving palliative care when she developed a painful, rare disease.

Sharon Thompson, Victoria’s mother and founder of the charity says, ‘Victoria’s legacy is always supported by Redcastle Oceanfront Golf and Spa Hotel. They’ve already pledged a substantial amount this year to our annual signage rental auction.

“About 4,000 life-limited children exist locally and across Ireland. These vulnerable children have complex medical needs and services for them are few. This is one of the many ways the hotel’s generous staff remember our Victoria and those like her. We wish to thank all those involved in this cook-off on the 27th April. We also hope nurses will think of children’s palliative care as their career path.’

Redcastle Oceanfront Golf and Spa’s donation from this event and the auction of the signage in Moville, will go into thevictoriathompsonfoundation.com to advance children’s palliative care in Ireland. Presently, the scholarship is linked to NUIG university and is awarded to nurses studying the new Masters programme in children’s palliative care and complex care. 

Find out more about the Victoria Thompson Scholarship here on Donegal Woman.

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