An old friend from my Institute of Governance days at Queens got in contact last week. He punted me this eye catching fundraiser for Clifton Special School. Amongst the items they hope will raise the school much needed cash is a guide to 10 Downing Street signed by Coalition heads, Cameron and Clegg (or Cleggeron, if you please) and a signed copy of a poem by the deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.
As it happens, I took my first summer job at Clifton so it took me back a bit. It was a great place to spend time with some great people. So, if you’re into politics and have the time:
Event: Clifton Charity Ball and auction
Date: Saturday 18th September
Time: 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Location: Stormont Hotel, Belfast
We are informed that:
…the Clifton Charity Ball features fine-dining, entertainment from George Jones and a chance to claim a raft of rare auction items including a guide to 10 Downing Street, and a signed pair of boxing gloves from former world champion Barry McGuigan.
The funds raised will help provide vital equipment needed to help severely disabled children access ICT and interactive learning materials. The addition of the modern touch-screen installation will lower the barriers preventing many students from engaging in important ICT-based teaching and learning.
Clifton School provides education for pupils from 3-19 years old with severe learning difficulties, physical disabilities, autism and complex medical needs.
Tickets are £60 (or £600 for a table) and are available from: email@example.com… Enjoy…
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty