Billie-Jo foundation raises funds for Belfast's sick children
The Grand Ballroom at the Europa Hotel was the setting for the latest gala dinner and fund-raising event in aid of a local charity set up to raise funds for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.
The Remember Billie-Jo Foundation was established in memory of a baby girl - Billie-Jo Elizabeth Woods-Scott - who lost her fight for life in April 2009 aged eight months.
The aim of the charity is to purchase equipment and services for the hospital's PICU, the only unit of its type for critically ill children throughout the whole of Northern Ireland.
Paula Woods, Billie-Jo's mother and a co-founder of the charity, said: "When I lost my daughter I vowed that I would keep her name alive. She was a miracle and an inspiration to all of us - and now her name can live on in the charity that bears her name."
The gala event at the Europa Hotel was co-compered by Gemma Garrett-Cosgrove and Anthony Miller and among those in attendance was MLA Basil McCrea, who said he was delighted to offer his support to the Foundation.
The charity is currently seeking volunteers to assist with fundraising and future events.