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Ozanam Come Dancing 2020 - Raises a staggering €67,000

Resulting in €60,000 towards our youth programmes in the centre 

THANK YOU all for your support and for helping us to raise an incredible €67,000 resulting in €60,000 towards our youth programmes in the centre.

Massive congratulations to Holy and Tiarnan dancing ‘The Argentine Tango’ – our Ozanam Come Dancing Winners 2020!

Ozanam Come Dancing was held in Liberty Hall on Friday 6th March last. A sell out crowd of 420 people filled the venue and were entertained by our 11 amazing couples who danced Salsa, the Charleston, Swing, the Jive, Disco, Foxtrot, Argentine Tango and the Paso Doble.

The amazing Brendan Courtney returned for his sixth year as our host and once again guided us through the evening with smiles and laughs. With his wit and style, his kindness and care of our dancers, Brendan remains a very special part of our event.

Brendan was joined this year by our wonderful celebrity Judges, comedienne, singer and actress Katherine Lynch; actor and playwright, Thommas Kane Byrne and professional dancer and dance adjudicator, Brian Keogh. All shared their wisdom, insight and humour throughout the evening. The incredibly talented children and young adults from ‘C & N Dance Academy’ in Ballymun provided the entertainment on the night.

Our volunteer dancers came on board from within the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, the local community and many of our corporate and community partners including CDETB, Danceworld and AIB. A huge thank you goes to all of our 11 Couples for their incredible commitment, hard work, fundraising efforts and support. They put on a truly incredible show on the night and amazed everyone with what can be achieved after only 9 weeks of lessons. They really were the stars of the show! Thanks also to our teacher and choreographer June Carr whose guidance and support contributes so much to the success of the event.

Our congratulations go to Holy and Tiarnan who danced the ‘Argentine Tango’ and are our Ozanam Come Dancing Winners 2020!

Congratulations also to all of our raffle winners on the night. A full list of winners is available here

A HUGE THANK YOU to our dancers’ sponsors, including our winners sponsors Danceworld as well as AIB, Galway Language Centre, Typetec, Liberty Speciality Markets, McCann FitzGerald, Eversheds Sutherland, Irish Education Partners, Halpenny Golf, PWC, Peter Mark and Abbey Capital. Thanks also to the many companies who donated goods and services to the event, and the prizes for our mega raffle prize draw. A total of 58 companies and individuals supported the event in some capacity.

A very special thanks to all of our many incredible volunteer helpers who worked so hard and gave so much of their time throughout the organisation and planning of the show and on the night itself where 32 volunteers helped to make the show such a success.

This wonderful event allows us to take a moment to celebrate our centre and our organisation, SVP. Everyone associated with the event shows us that by working together, supporting each other and being there to assist those in need, we can truly make a difference in the lives of others. It is a wonderful example of the difference volunteering can make in our communities and society as a whole.

Everyone involved made Ozanam Come Dancing 2020 an incredibly successful evening that will benefit the children and young people of the north inner city so much. Thank You all.


We look forward to seeing you all on the stage next year!

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