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Pam's People: Guys and dolls who gave £22k to Simon

By Pamela Ballantine

Published 22/06/2015

The best dressed couple Jacqueline and Robert McCarroll
The best dressed couple Jacqueline and Robert McCarroll
From left, Jim Dennison, Blair Anderson and Alyson Kilpatrick
The Pinsent Masons group are dressed to impress
Peter McVerry and Eileen Wilson with Pamela
Carolyn Henderson, Terri Douglas and Ruth Maguire
Michael Stewart from the Hudson Bar and Isobella Gregson
Lord Mayor Arder Carson with director of the Belfast City Blues Festival Seamie O’Neill

I was delighted to see celebrity gardener Diarmuid Gavin win Pointless Celebrities on TV and announce to the nation that his winnings were going to the Simon Community Northern Ireland. He is Ambassador for the charity which held its annual gala fundraising ball in Belfast's Titanic Building. Guys and Dolls was the theme and without too much persuasion more than £22,000 was raised for this deserving cause.

I love a barbeque and a good one is all down to the preparation. Thanks to Spar, all the hard work is done for you and thanks to chef Paula McIntyre the hard work was done for us in the AM:PM Tree House at the annual Spar-B-Q launching the new "enjoy local" fresh range. Fresh produce from 22 local suppliers now adorns the stores' shelves, which is great news for our producers and the local economy.

Our musical traditions are legendary and a festival that has really captured the imagination is the Belfast City Blues which will be taking place this weekend in many venues across the city. At the launch in the Hudson Bar, American Holidays - which is supporting the festival - revealed that it will be giving away a fantastic holiday to Memphis and Nashville with U105 - shame I'm not allowed to enter!

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