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"Resources with a conscience" charity Lunch

27 April 2011

Date: Autumn 2011
Time: Champagne reception 12pm
Speeches: 12.45pm
Venue: HAC - Honourable Artillery Company, Armoury House, City Road, London, EC1Y 2BQ

The Ireland Fund of Great Britain is delighted to be the benefiting charity of this prestigious new event.The audience is comprised of VIPs, dignitaries and senior executives from major international andregional energy corporations. The Resources with a Conscience Charity Lunch is the brainchild of Oisín Fanning of San Leon Energy and John Mc Keon of Niche Group Plc who are the event's main sponsors.

The lunch will take place in Autumn 2011, in one of London's most iconic and prestigious venues- The Honourable Artillery Company, in the heart of the City. The event will begin with a Champagne Reception in the glorious grounds followed by a three course lunch in the Prince Consort Room. The afternoon will finish with drinks outside accompanied by the sounds of a jazz quartet.

For further details on reserving a table at this event, please contact Elaine Meade Hill

(020) 79409 852

Case Study:
The Forgotten Irish Campaign was publicly launched on June 15th, 2007 by Peter Sutherland, Chairman of The Ireland Fund of Great Britain. The Campaign aims to raise public awareness and substantial funds to help the many thousands of elderly and vulnerable members of the Irish community in Britain.

WHO ARE THE FORGOTTEN IRISH?
Most of The Forgotten Irish came to Britain in the second half of the twentieth century, during one of the darkest and most impoverished periods of Ireland's history. They came to find work and sent billions of pounds home to their families. Thousands of others came to escape the hardship, marginalisation and all too often, the abuse of institutional life.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Regardless of their motivation or personal background, the fact remains that thousands are still here, living in isolation and reduced circumstances.

Many cannot afford to go home, others need help and support with health issues, or with re-establishing family connections in Ireland. Thousands of others are resigned to living out their lonely lives here, without the support of friends or family.

They paved the way for more recent generations of Irish immigrants to Britain - for people like us. We should not forget them.

The Forgotten Irish Campaign is the primary driving force behind The Ireland Fund of Great Britain's fundraising and grant making activities.

WE NEED YOUR HELP
The need is urgent. Given the age of those we intend to support, and the hardships they have faced, it is likely that many will not survive the next decade.

As they approach their final and most vulnerable years, together, we can help those who never forgot their Irish families and communities.

"I have no hesitation in bluntly putting it to you, that there's an obligation to help, and that we need your help; that the beneficiaries of The Forgotten Irish Campaign are the people that deserve your help."

Peter Sutherland - Chairman - The Ireland Fund of Great Britain.

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