Zoe raises thousands of pounds for charity
Yvonne Reid, play
specialist from Bristol Children's Hospital
accepting a cheque from Zoe Philips.
Downtown Radio presenter Warren Smyth
and Zoe Phillips present a cheque to Dr. Dempsey from
the Royal Victor,a Children's Haematology Unit.
LOCAL girl Zoe Philips has said a huge thank you to everyone who
helped her raise over £2000 for charity.
Zoe, who has been a patient of the Royal Victoria Hospital's
Children's Haematology Unit Belfast for four years, recently
underwent a bone marrow transplant at Bristol Children's
To thank the staff of the two hospitals, Zoe and her mother
Elaine decided to raise money for the two causes by holding a
Country Music Charity Show at the Millbrook Hotel earlier this
A host of Irish country music stars performed at the event and
everyone agreed it was a fantastic night's entertainment.
Thanking everyone for their support, Zoe's mum Elaine said: "I
would like to thank the musicians who performed on the night -
Gary Gamble, Boxcar Brian, Donna Duffin, Marty Daniels, Roy
Ballantine, Fiddlin Tom Cameron, Caitlin, Logue & McCool,
backing band Breakaway and compere Gary Wilson. "I would also
like to say a very special thank you to Warren Smyth, who gave
me all the contacts for the show. Without him there would have
been no show.
"The evening was a great success," she added. "People are still
talking about it." The fundraising evening raised £2060, which
was split between the two charities, and will be used to provide
play equipment at the two hospitals.