Tomás & Friends Sparkled at the g

Sparkle at the g

Once again you have made Tomorrow For Tomás fashion fundraiser Sparkle at the g a huge success and we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are so grateful for your continued support for our son’s fundraising initiative “Tomorrow for Tomás Trust”. This year our final funds raised came in at €10,060. THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU.
— Anne-Marie & Shane McLoughlin

The Reception

 Balloons by Partyfx by Loopy Lou

Balloons by Partyfx by Loopy Lou

After months of organisation from an amazing committee, Tomás and friends sparkled at the g on the 14th September 2018 in the g hotel, Galway. Guests arrived at 7 pm for a Prosecco Reception along with a meet and greet with the Corofin Football Team, this years All Ireland Club Championship Winners 2018.

Pop-Up-Shops

Adding life and soul to the event was an array of fabulous pop-up shops, all out for the evening support Tomorrow For Tomás Trust. Thank you so much for your support.

 Surrounded by a bunch of fabulous ladies.... it’s  Simply Chic Hat Hire  showcasing a selection of her stunning head pieces. Thank you for your support.  #SparkleAtTheg  (Photo:  Mini Media )

Surrounded by a bunch of fabulous ladies.... it’s Simply Chic Hat Hire showcasing a selection of her stunning head pieces. Thank you for your support.
#SparkleAtTheg (Photo: Mini Media)

 Love hearts and butterflies are only a few of the gorgeous pieces  Carol Kelly Artwork  creates. Lots of fabulous gift ideas for weddings, engagements, birthdays etc. Thank you for your support Carol. #SparkleAttg  (Photo:  Mini Media )

Love hearts and butterflies are only a few of the gorgeous pieces Carol Kelly Artwork creates. Lots of fabulous gift ideas for weddings, engagements, birthdays etc. Thank you for your support Carol.#SparkleAttg (Photo: Mini Media)

 Showcasing her stunning collection of jewellery and accessory is the beautiful Denise from Jewelbox . This lady brings lots of Sparkle to the g. Happy belated birthday to you Denise x   #TomorrowForTomas  (Photo:  Mini Media )

Showcasing her stunning collection of jewellery and accessory is the beautiful Denise fromJewelbox. This lady brings lots of Sparkle to the g. Happy belated birthday to you Denise x
#TomorrowForTomas (Photo: Mini Media)

 Wow  Tory Irvine art  such stunning pieces. A beautiful and talented lady, thank you Tory for your support  #SparkleatTheg  (Photo:  Mini Media )

Wow Tory Irvine art such stunning pieces. A beautiful and talented lady, thank you Tory for your support #SparkleatTheg (Photo: Mini Media)

 Taking a stand at Sparkle at the g 🙌. Thank you Paul Moloney for your support (Photo:  Mini Media )

Taking a stand at Sparkle at the g 🙌. Thank you Paul Moloney for your support (Photo: Mini Media)

Thanks so much for your support Glamour Palace Hair and Beauty Galway - styles by mags we appreciate you joining us tonight for Sparkle at the g. 💕

Thank you to Claire McCarthy - Changing Lives with Essential Oils for your support #Sparkleattheg

Making An Entrance

Tomás got to experience a day in the life of his hero Fireman Sam as he arrived in style thanks to Fire & Rescue Galway. It was like a scene from the movies as Tomás and his dad Shane disembarked from the big red fire engine with lights flashing and horns beeping as the paparazzi were out in their droves snapping this special moment.

Footage by: Mini Media

Tomás and his new wheels were then airlifted to one of the stunning reception rooms of the g Hotel by the strongest members of the Corofin Football Team :-)

 Photo: Martina Regan Photography

Photo: Martina Regan Photography

Waiting with open arms was the legend Ronan Larder, Galway Bay FM and Queen of Style Mandy Maher, Catwalk Modelling Agency bringing Tomás excitement to a whole new level (if that’s possible).

Let The Show Begin

With an opening speech that would bring a tear to your eye Ronan Lardner, Galway Bay FM set the tone for the night, filling the room with lots of love and inspiration with such beautiful words about Tomás and the hero’s of the night his parents Ann-Marie & Shane.

With a glamours audience eager to see what fashion and style was in store the wonderful Mandy Maher and her fabulous catwalk models took to the runway to deliver another exciting night of exquisite fashion and style from all our favourite boutiques, Award Winning Milliner Caithriona King, Fashion Designer Gillian Murphy, Revive Clothing and the stunning Rose Of Galway Deirdre O'Sullivan was sparkling as always.

Fusion Fashion

Colette Latchford

Ellie Lane Boutique

By Threads

Design House Barna

Doll's Closet

Lady Galago

Harper

Willow

Ivory Lane

Standún Spiddal

Revive Clothing Brand

CAITHRIONA KING MILLINERY

Compere Extraordinaire

Back again this year and looking as dapper as ever Dermott Langan did an excellent job as compere. He delivered an insightful look into each of the boutiques, knew the models by name and added lots of fun and charm to Sparkle at the g.

 Photo: Mini Media

Photo: Mini Media

Tierney Talks

Round of applause for the talented, funny and all round nice guy Aidan Tierney, Tierney Talks and his side kick for the night the beautiful Caroline from Carried Away PR. Aidan took his impressions of well know celebrities and personalities to the next level. Everyone enjoyed over 10 minutes of laugh out loud moments.

Best Dressed

Catching the attention of Judge Shin Hayes, Thinking Out Loud best dressed lady and gent were invited to the stage by Sinéad. Best dressed lady Paula Devaney accepted a stunning piece of jewellery from Blacoe Jewellery and best dressed man Paul Hogan was presented with a prize from Hanley’s Menswear. Congratulations Paula and Paul we hope you enjoy your prizes.

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A BIG thank you to Shin Hayes for travelling from Cork with her husband to be with us at Sparkle at the g.

 Photo: Martina Regan Photography

Photo: Martina Regan Photography

SHOWING LOVE AND SUPPORT

Without the contributions from our generous sponsors Sparkle at the g would not be possible. Therefore we would like to gratefully thank Specsavers Eyre Square Centre Galway, O'Donnellan and Joyce Auctioneers, Audi Galway, Galway Water and Partyfx by Loopy Lou. As well as our amazing sponsors we would also like to acknowledge Blacoe Jewellers and Hanley's for their amazing contributions.

We'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone who donating so many amazing prizes for Sparkle at the g fundraiser.  All funds in aid of Tomorrow For Tomás Trust.  Your support and generosity is deeply appreciate.  You will find a full list of sponsors and prizes HERE.

Also thank you to everyone that placed a bid on the stunning piece of art kindly donated by Vanda. Congrats to Cindy Duggan who was the highest bidder and thank you for your donation.

And finally thank you to all the team at the g hotel for a great job and to each and every one who supported Sparkle at the g Fashion Fundraiser in aid of Tomorrow for Tomas Trust. Thank you for continued support and love.

Photos: Martina Regan Photography

Photos: Bowe Photography

The funds raised will go towards making Tomás’s home accessible for his new wheels, with adaptions costing in the region of €100,000.

Blog Written by: Sinéad Carroll, Mini Media