Racing for Rosabel at the Connacht Hotel

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Galway Daily Racing for Rosabel with the Connacht Hotel

The Galway Races might not be open to crowds in Ballybrit this year, but there will still be plenty of opportunity for men and women not to break out their best and preen.

‘Racing for Rosabel’ in aid of Rosabel’s Rooms is back for its fourth year with a fabulous afternoon planned in the Connacht Hotel along with online Best Dressed style event. 

This is a pre-race event with a delicious four course luncheon full of entertainment, style, and racing tips on Wednesday, July 28 from 1.30pm, all to raise money for a worthy cause. 

Get your racing tips from Leon Blanche, head of communications at Boyle Sports along with his panel of Ireland’s top jockey’s and a few surprise guests. 

There will be three main events on he day, with incredible prizes up for grabs at all of them. The overall winner of the Best Dressed Lady event will get their pick of the best available at Eyre Square Shopping Centre, with a €1,000 voucher to go on a spending spree.

The winner of the Best Headpiece event will win a stunning headpiece by top milliner Gillian Duggan, another beautiful piece from Leufer’s Jewellers in Tuam, a luxury Kerastase Hamper and a hair & beauty voucher from Barry’s hair studio.

Finally, the Best Dressed Gent will receive a €750 voucher from Wolf & West Menswear, Oranmore.

Caroline Downey of Carried Away PR & Events, who is organising the fantastic day said that they couldn’t be happier to be part of this event once again.

Because tickets for the in person event will be like “gold dust” thanks to COVID restrictions, they are also planning to hold a virtual best-dressed event.

“There will be separate winners at the event to the online winners so ladies and gents from all over can grab a bottle of bubbly, get dressed up and enjoy ‘Racing for Rosabel’ from their own home.”

Fiona Morgan Coleman, best dressed judge said; “I am so looking forward to this. I love Galway Race week and I was hoping that this year we would see events again.

“With a prize fund of over €5,000, Racing for Rosabel is the event of the week to get your outfit out of the wardrobe for.”

“It is great that even if you don’t get a ticket for the afternoon itself people still get the opportunity to dress up and win amazing prizes. “

Rosabel’s Rooms is a charity established by Suzanne McClean and Gary Monroe, in memory of their beloved daughter Rosabel who died suddenly and unexpectedly in April 2017 when she was just 16 months old.

The rooms that they provide in hospitals are family- focused bereavement suites, designed in collaboration with the design and Dignity project at the Irish Hospice Foundation.

The charity’s Room-to-Heal fund will also be providing therapeutic and financial supports for individuals impacted by child loss, helping them to take time off work, of pay for funerals, at that unimaginable difficult time.

Tickets for the in person event cost €90 and have very limited availability. For more information contact the Connacht Hotel at o91 381200 or email sales@chgl.ie to book.

To enter the online best dressed donate a minimum of €10 to Rosabel’s Rooms on the official Go Fund me Page Racing for Rosabel. Send your image by PM to Fiona Morgan Coleman, Gillian Duggan Milliner or Ally McGinn for judging, using #racingforrosabel on all images.

Upload to any of your social media platforms using #racingforrosabel and tag Connacht Hotel, Rosabel’s Rooms, and the sponsors below. All photos will be considered. Also please include screenshot of your donation on the GoFund Me Page.

Online Winner announced Rosabel’s Rooms Facebook Page on Wednesday 28th July at 6pm. All entries must be in by 5pm.