Over 250 ladies supported the seventh Shine Ladies Charity Lunch hosted by The Clayton Cork City Hotel on Saturday June 2!

The annual event supports the Shine Centre for Autism, who provide services and support for children and families affected by autism in Cork City and County. Summer fashion was the order of the day as the ladies looked stunning in an array of bright Summer colours as they arrived for the champagne reception prior to the event. Each guest received a beautiful gift from the event sponsors, Human + Kind.

The ladies then enjoyed a beautiful four-course meal in the Pegasus Suite overlooking Cork City. The Shine Lunch is now a major event on Cork’s social calendar and the event was sold out within days of being announced. Laura Crowley of Shine thanked the many guests for attending and the many sponsors for their support in making the event such a success. All funds raised at the event support the services provided to children and adolescents with autism at the Shine Centre.

Photos: Gerard McCarthy

The Shine Centre for Autism

The Shine Centre for Autism in located in Carrigaline, Cork and provides services to children and adolescents with autism across Cork City and County. The Shine Centre is a voluntary organisation and registered charity and works with over 80 children and adolescents with autism, their families, teachers and carers, on a weekly basis. The Shine Centre operates programmes for children and adolescents with autism to develop their educational, life and social skills through a wide range of services and programmes.

The Shine Centre offers the following services to children with autism:

  • Early Learning Unit for Pre-school Children
  • Personal & Life Skills Programmes (PALS)
  • Social Skills Programmes
  • Mainstream Educational Support Service
  • After Schools Clubs
  • Parent & Teacher Training Courses & Seminars
  • Telephone Advice Service

For more information on the Shine Centre, visit shineireland.com or call 021 437 7052.