Soap stars are suiting up for one of the biggest local charity events of the year.

Lock the date in your diary and gather your friends for a spectacular evening at the i.C.A.R.E. charity winter ball!

i.C.A.R.E. have announced details of their ball on Saturday 17th November 2018 – providing everyone with an opportunity to dust off your glitzy dress or tuxedo and take to the dance floor.

i.C.A.R.E. nights are an eagerly anticipated event on the Inishowen social calendar and the group is busy behind the scenes organising ‘The Grand Winter Charity Ball’.

This exciting themed event at the An Grianan Hotel will feature a champagne reception, a four course meal, followed by the lively band ‘The Real Thing’ and disco until late.

This year will have celebrity guests former Hollyoaks stars David Kennedy, who played Dirk Savage, and his on screen brother Doctor Charles, played by Andrew Greenough.

Proceeds from this event help support young people with autism in the Inishowen community, through various successful programmes run by iCARE and Sonas Youth Club including, after school respite and inclusion clubs, support groups, social story classes, drama, fitness, music, cookery, overnight residentials, school holiday excursion programmes to name but a few activities that the iCARE Centre caters for.

iCARE Autism Support Centre and Sona Youth Centre Buncrana

Organiser June Doherty said: ”This year’s charity ball, themed The Grand Winter Ball, celebrates iCARE’s 18th birthday, as we take this opportunity to look back and celebrate 18 years of this wonderful organisation.

“iCARE serves families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and other disabilities from all over Inishowen, that’s why this year we have chose An Grianan Hotel, Burt.

“Sponsors of this year’s prestigious event so far include L’Oreal, Bizzprint, Francis Donnelly, The Real Thing, DJ Marty, Kevin Shiels, Woody Photography, Emmannuella’s Cakes and Evolve Menswear.

June added: “With a champagne reception, a delectable dinner and music from The Real Thing Band, it’s sure to be a glamorous night for everyone to enjoy”.

Tickets are selling fast at €40 or €400 for a table of ten.


It is hoped that many will join in the fun, so if you would like to buy tickets or reserve a table, please contact event organiser June Doherty on 0879080788, or email

Organisers said: “This event is open to everyone in our community, and is always an entertaining evening. Tickets can be purchased from the iCARE Centre or the An Grianan Hotel. There will be plenty of surprises on the night.

“We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor!”