Childrens Ward To Benefit From Donated Designer Watches
PORTADOWN, Northern Ireland, October 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
A charity dinner and raffle night in Portadown, County Armagh, has raised thousands of
pounds for the Children’s Ward at Craigavon Area Hospital. The money raised from the
event, which took place on 7 September at Zio’s Mediterranean restaurant, Portadown, will
now enable the ward to purchase vital equipment.
Zio’s Mediterranean restaurant which is one of Northern Irelands most prestigious and
popular restaurants is owned by Gjibo and Sharon Mula, who organised the event.
Gjibo said: “The hospital’s Children’s Ward carries out fantastic work and is
something which my wife and I wanted to support.
“We wanted to give money but realised we could raise so much more if we made a night
of it and invited others to donate.
“We raised more than I could have imagined. I can’t thank people enough for their
generosity,” he added.
Those attending were treated to delicious food, entertainment and great prizes. Most
of the money raised was through the raffle which had prizes donated from a number of
The restaurant’s William Street neighbour, Nigel O’Hara Diamond Jewellers, donated
several designer watches [http://www.nigelohara.com/designer-watches ] from brands such as
the fashionable D&G and the prestigious Versace.
The company’s director Richard O’Hara said: “We are pleased to have supported such a
great cause in order to raise much-needed funds for the Children’s Ward at Craigavon Area
“We donated watches from some of our top brands such as D&G and Versace so we knew
that they would prove popular with bidders. It was great that people were willing to give
Donations from Nigel O’Hara Diamond Jewellers raised several thousand pounds alone. A
selection of jewellery from D&G Jewels and Unique Jewelry also attracted attention and
received well above their recommended retail price.
One particular Guess watch won in the raffle was put up for re-auction. It managed to
raise an impressive GBP1500.
Mr O’Hara added: “We knew people would bid on the watches we had given and we knew
Dolce and Gabbana watches were popular, but even we could not have predicted that one
would be snapped up for GBP1,100.
“We are so glad to have been part of it and it was really fantastic that the money
raised amounted to thousands of pounds.”
SOURCE Nigel O’Hara Diamond Jewellers