Picture special: Cora Harvey's charity birthday night

Former councillor marks her 40th with a night of celebration

Michelle  NicPhaidín


Michelle NicPhaidín


A wonderful ‘birthday bash’ was held to celebrate the 40th birthday of Cora Harvey in the Finn Valley Centre in the Twin Towns on Saturday night last.
The well known health worker decided to make her 40th birthday celebrations ‘a little bit different’ by holding ‘A Night at the Oscars.’
The former public representative also decided to add in an element of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, and tables and walls were strewn with green, white and orange. Many guests also marked the event by wearing festive colours.
Proceeds from the evening will go to ‘The Patient Comfort Fund for the Mental Health Service’ which is managed by the local nursing service.
“It began as a birthday bash but then as I was sending out the invitations, I decided that the proceeds from the evening could go to the patient comfort fund. So many other charities have a big machine behind them but this hasn’t. Nobody fundraises for it. Those using the service still have needs that have to be met,” Cora said.
The night was one of fun and laughter as many guests were nominated for an oscar. The nominations and awards were personal to Cora and there were around 20 different categories.
“The oscars were for close friends and family. Paddy McMenamin was the MC on the night and he was great craic. It was a lively night,” Cora said.
Cora thanked the Finn Valley Centre for the wonderful food and hospitality that she and her guests enjoyed.

Photos: Gerard McHugh