Updated: Dec 6, 2019
On the 23rd of November 2019, Hands 4 Unity celebrated its first (of many!) community integration event. The event was a huge success and everyone in attendance had a splendid time enjoying delicious food and watching our many talented performers! The Deputy Mayor of Drogheda, Cllr. Michelle Hall, opened the event. Our wonderful Grainne Berrill put together a host of volunteers that spared their time to lend a hand on the day. In attendance was Fergus O’Dowd TD and member of the H4U board of our directors, Ged Nash of the Labour Party, as well as Cllr. Declan Power who was also the MC of the day. We would like to thank our acts that put on an amazing show on the day; LOLO School of Irish Dancing, Drogheda Traditional Music Group, The New Afro Hip-Hop dancers, Ms Dhanya Kiran and her classical dancers from Mudra Classical Indian Dance School, Melisa and Nikita Klevinskaite, Bhavana and Bharath, Linson Thomas, Sonu Alexander of Chilanka School of Indian Classical Dance, Beauty and the African Traditional Dance Group, The Solid Rock Youth Group, Ms Bukie Oki, and Wendy Godfrey. We would also like to thank our sponsers, Fergus O’Dowd TD, Cllr Declan Power, Drogheda Spice House, The Scholars Hotel, The D Hotel, Drogheda Credit Union, EBS, Irish Cement, The Lions Club Drogheda, Marks and Spencer, Hickeys Pharmacy, Tuites Butcher, Ann McVeigh, Mc Cartan’s Pharmacy, Solid Rock Church and Kirwan’s Fish shop. Another special thanks to the event committee,Ejiro Ohare Stray, Mary Oki, Kemi Sodade, Fergus O’Dowd TD, Tega Adegbeji, Bukie Adeogun, Melanie Bilbao, Roseline Bateren, Dorcas Otesanya, Fausat Rafiu, Bridget Idowu and Evelyn Nomayo.Without them we wouldn’t have been able to put on such an outstanding event. On behalf of H4U we greatly appreciate everyone that came together on the day to show appreciation and support to the wonderful community of Drogheda. We are beyond grateful for all the money raised on the day and we can’t wait to bring the community together once again. Until next year!