The Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown was the venue recently for ‘A Night in Memory of the late Colm Scullion’ who died last year.
With more than 400 family, friends and colleagues in attendance, the audience spanned many prominent people from the business and sporting world, who had travelled long distances to pay their tributes to the late Colm. The family were honoured to have members of the Tyrone football team present on the evening and Mickey Harte. The Tyrone manager spoke of his memories of Colm during his speech. Other people who attended included many of the finest horse trainers from all over Ireland and one of Meath’s greatest footballers and pundits Colm O Rourke.
During the evening which was hosted well by Conor Grimes, Thomas Scullion had the opportunity to say a few words about his father which was greeted with tremendous applause from all attending. Representing the Niamh Louise Foundation was, Trustee James Mc Bennett. James outlined the work of the Niamh Louise Foundation, and how there was tremendous need for its services in society today and in our local community. He ended by acknowledging the major effort that the Scullion family had made in organising such a personal and sensitive event and ensured all those who had given so generously that all donations would go along way in helping those who had been affected by suicide. Thanks was extended to Tomas Corr and his band ‘Atmosphere’ for their music and all those who donated prizes, bought tickets and helped out in the organisation of the activities.
Towards midnight, Lisa Scullion announced that the fantastic amount of £5000 had been raised from the evening.
The Charity would like to thank Scullion family immensely for their kind invitation to the event and the tremendous amount of money that was raised.