WomanKind to Host Annual Lunch in Aid of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

WomanKind, the network for Ireland’s leading business women will host their annual lunch in aid of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre with the home of Irish design, Kilkenny and Pluto Events from 12-4pm on September 14th in the Intercontinental, Dublin.

Guests at the prestigious event hosted by Claire Byrne will enjoy a three course meal as top stylist, Irene O’Brien takes them through a showcase of Kilkenny’s Autumn Winter 2018 collection as well an exclusive look at the Irish designers partaking in Scéal, the story of Irish design which include household names Natalie B Coleman, Alan Ardiff and Emma Manley who will be in Kilkenny for the month of September to showcase their new collections.

Triona design, the Donegal tweed company that specialise in coats, jackets and capes which are all made from 100% lamb’s wool will also be making their highly anticipated debut to Kilkenny.

Pictured here is Kelly at the AW18 shoot for Kilkenny Shop, Bell Sleeve Foil Dress by FeeG €284.95

Following the show, CEO of Kilkenny Marian O’Gorman will partake in a Q&A with Irene and Claire to discuss how the brand has evolved over the years in the highly competitive retail industry and what new trends she anticipates.

The event will conclude with a final toast with guests raising a glass of Beefeater Pink gin and tonic.

Speaking about this year’s upcoming event, Noeline Blackwell, CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre said,

‘WomanKind is the perfect opportunity to highlight the need for Rape Crisis Centres to support those who are victims of sexual violence and, equally importantly, to recognise that, by their attendance at the lunch, by their donations of goods, services and money, they are firmly calling time on society’s tolerance of sexual harassment and abuse and calling for society to have a conversation where we can all agree that we need to understand and discuss the meaning of consent as it applies to sexual activity.’

She added, ‘it is these funds that enable us to offer invaluable services to victims such as the National 24-Hour Helpline where we take over 1,000 calls a month from survivors of sexual violence and those who support them.’

Tickets for the event are on sale now and are available by contacting Pluto Events at elaine@pluto.ie. Tickets are priced at €2000 for a table of 10 and all proceeds will be donated to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.