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Monday, 18th September 2023

Drogheda celebrates 30 year commitment to the children of Chernobyl at a Very Special Evening

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Gerry Kelly interviews Isobel Sanroma during the “Night to Remember” event in the Droichead Arts Centre honouring Drogheda’s 30-year commitment to the children of Chernobyl at Droichead Arts Centre.  Photo by Jenny Callanan.

By Robert Murray

'A Night to Remember'- Drogheda's 30 Year Commitment to the Children of Chernobyl' charity was celebrated at a concert on Saturday night in the Droichead Arts Centre and it was a brilliant success supported by the Community & Inclusion committee of Drogheda & District Chamber.

This special occasion marked the significant contribution made by the people of Drogheda over three decades to helping the Chernobyl cause.

It was also a celebration of one special local lady, Isobel Sanroma, who has been leading the charge and continues to raise funds for Chernobyl Children International.

 Sean Tester performs at the 'A Night to Remember' concert.

Isobel celebrates a milestone birthday later this month and this was acknowledged with a beautiful surprise rendition of 'Happy Birthday' by her grand-nephew, the tenor Seán Tester, who also headlined the night alongside an incredible list of internationally renowned artists.

On behalf of Drogheda & District Chamber, we wish Isobel best wishes for continued success as she continues her work.

Michael and Breifne Holohan perform at the concert.

The event was made possible with the significant voluntary dedication and support of the following individuals and organisations:

Collette Farrell and all the amazing team (including Anne, Teresa, Niall, John - Jumbo, and particular thanks to Vivienne Byrne) at the Droichead Arts Centre | Gerry Kelly (MC) who was absolutely first class as always | Seán Tester | Edward Holly | Michael Holohan and Breifne Holohan | Марина Одольская | Jennifer Murphy (Violinist) | Michael & Anne Kyle (Stage Manager) | Drogheda & District Chamber | Eddie Phelan | Yvonne Heine-Murray | Gary Reilly from G&M Print | Matthias Ecker from Buns Bakery for the amazing birthday cake for Isobel | Edita from Flowers'n'things for the beautiful flowers to artists | Deputy Mayor Kevin Callan LL.B BL | All kind contributors to the raffle on the night | Mr. Yuriy Rubashov, Counsellor & Deputy Head of Mission at Embassy of Ukraine to Ireland | Andy Spearman at

Happy Birthday, Isobel Sanroma, and congratulations from all the team at Drogheda & District Chamber for your commitment to Chernobyl Children International over 30 years!

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