Exclusive photos: Barry McGuigan and Gerard McCarthy at Le Grand Ball for IEF
Photos by Fabrizio Belluschi
Europa Hotel – Belfast 20.10.07
Former feather weight world champion and Hellâ€™s Kitchen winner during The 18th century themed Le Grand Ball, organized by BC Plant JCB Ltd. Over 400 guests were at the Europa Hotel to raise tens of thousands of much needed funds for the Integrated Education Fund.
The event was hosted by Barry McGuigan, Hollyoaks Actor Gerard Mcarthy and former Formula One boss Eddie Jordan and his band.
The live auction included a Fender Stratocaster guitar signed by Northern Ireland band Snow Patrol, two exclusive tickets to the MTV Europe Music Awards in Munich on Thursday November 1, an authentic Irish rugby shirt signed by First Minister Ian Paisley and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, a jersey signed by the Ulster Rugby team and a home-cooked meal for four guests at the beautiful Dalkey home of Maeve Binchy and her husband Gordon Snell.
Also on the chopping block is a weekend for two at the award-winning Castle Leslie, a shirt signed by the Northern Ireland football team, a two person Master Class at Rockingham Motor Sports Cantre and a signed Take That photograph.