Mock wedding raises €125k

Bride and Groom, Tom O’Connor, Eileen Boland cutting the cake with Declan Dunphy at last Saturday night’s Mock Wedding in The Firgrove Hotel, which was in aid of Motor Neurone raising a staggering €125,000. The event was organised by the O’Connor and Boland families. (Picture: McMahon Studios)

The Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association were the big winners following last Saturday night’s mock wedding fundraiser in The Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown.

Well-placed sources at the event seemed confident that when all proceeds were accounted for, the charity would benefit to the tune of over €125,000.

The stars of the show were bride and groom Tom O’Connor and Eileen Boland, both of whose families have been impacted by this very serious condition – Tom losing his wife, Breda with Eileen’s husband, Charlie, also succumbing to the illness.

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