£17k presented to Aisling Project following another successful Irish Post Awards night
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£17k presented to Aisling Project following another successful Irish Post Awards night

IRISH POST owner and publisher Elgin Loane has presented the Aisling Return To Ireland Project with a cheque for £17,000.

The funds are a result of generous donations made during another successful Irish Post Awards night, where guests dug deep to support the Irish charity.

The star-studded event, which saw the likes of Piers Morgan, Colm Meaney, Anna Friel and Boy George honoured with gongs, welcomed more than 1250 members of the Irish community across Britain and Ireland to the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London last month.

While there they gave generously to a charity auction, in aid of the Aisling Project, with Mr Loane rounding up the final total to a whopping £17,000.

Presenting that cheque to the charity founders Alex McDonnell and John Glynn this week, Mr Loane said: “We are very proud to be working with the Aisling Project.

“Their work is hugely important and the support they give to those among our community who really need it cannot be underestimated."

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He added: "We would also like to thank everyone who donated items for our auction at the Irish Post Awards 2019 and all who generously donated on the night."

The sum raised this year marked an increase on the figure raised at last year’s event, which saw the Aisling Charity presented with £15,000.

It will help towards the purchase of a new minibus for the Aisling charity, who had theirs stolen last month.

The charity, which works to support vulnerable Irish people across London, also reconnects Irish men and women with their homeland by organising supported trips back to Ireland throughout the year.

For more information about the charity click here.