An amazing €11,000 has been raised during a year like no other for the North West Breast Cancer Ball.

What is usually a top social event for Donegal became a social media success last November when the fundraiser was moved online due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The online evening of music, dance and stories raised important awareness of Breast Cancer and almost €11,000 for the Charity.

The money raised will be spent on research into breast cancer and patient supports at Breast Centre North West. 

The committee is very grateful to all who made donations and to those who contributed their time and talents to this year’s North West Breast Cancer Virtual Charity Ball.

Speaking on behalf of the committee Máire Lynam noted:”We are a small committee and it was a big decision to go ahead with the Ball during these challenging times. We could not have done so without the generosity of our survivors, performers & presenters who kindly gave their time and talents to help us make the Virtual Ball a reality under such difficult circumstances.”

The committee would like to extend its thanks to :The grand total raised from the 2020 North West Breast Cancer Ball has been revealed, with €11,000 raised with the help and generosity of its many supporters.

Dr. Zahraa AlHilli, Denise Blake, Nikki Bradley, Deborah Bonner, Maire Lynam, Professor William Campbell, Noel Cunningham, Andrea Gilligan, KopyKatz, Áine Lawlor, Miriam O Callaghan, Daniel & Majella O’Donnell, Sheerbuzz, The Bentley Boys, Colm Breathnach & Family, Gabrielle McMonagle (Gabrielle’s Diary), Roisin McGrory & family, The Cufflinks, Tanya McCole, Martin Orr, Paul Harrigan, Roise Rynne, Local print and online press, Bank of Ireland, Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny.

Optum won the final bid on the auction piece – a spectacular image of Glenveagh by Breast Cancer Surgeon, Mr Michael Sugrue. We also want to thank all those who bid so generously on the artwork. 

Máire Lynam concluded “We hope to see everyone back at the Ball in person next year. In the meantime – stay home, stay safe…and keep dancing in your kitchen! “

The North West Virtual Breast Cancer Ball is still available to view on YouTube and details of donations made and an opportunity to make a late donation can be found at: