BREAKING NEWS! Charity Event in Dubai for Japanese Earthquake Aid! Please give generously! Please forward!

St. Patrick’s Week (now until 19th March) is a time to celebrate all things Irish for St. Patrick’s Day – but while the Irish and others celebrate in Dubai thousands of people have had their lives destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

McGettigan’s Irish Pub at the Bonnington Towers Hotel is getting ready to open for the busiest week of the year and all during this week of celebrations, donation points will be available for party goers to donate whatever cash they can to the Red Crescent (Red Cross), the International aid charity.

There will be buckets available to collect donations in McGettigan’s Pub and at the end of the week whatever money is raised will be matched by the owners of McGettigan’s to double the total.

On top of all that on 17th March – St Patrick’s Day, between 6pm and 7pm the bar takings for that full hour will be donated to the aid mission in Japan.

Managing Director of the Bonnington Hotel and McGettigan’s Irish Pub, Dennis McGettigan said:

“I genuinely have been horrified by the events that are unfolding in Japan. We have a pub here that will be very busy for the week leading up to St Patrick’s Day so it is a perfect opportunity to show what a big heart the expat community in Dubai has. We hope there will be lots of money raised this week to help with the aid mission in Japan.”

In response to the devastation caused by an 8.9-magnitude earthquake off the east coast of Japan on Friday 11 March and the resulting tsunami, the Red Crescent Society has deployed 62 response teams over the past 24 hours. These medical relief teams – made up of about 400 doctors, nurses and support staff – are already providing assistance in affected areas through mobile medical clinics, as well as assessing the damage and needs of the communities affected.

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The Bonnington Hotel Dubai is located in the heart of Jumeirah Lakes Towers along Sheikh Zayed Road, just opposite Dubai Marina and in walking distance of Jumeirah Lakes Towers metro station. It is a 5-star hotel with 208 luxurious rooms and suites (all non-smoking), 272 deluxe serviced hotel apartments, 5 restaurants and bars, 4 conference suites and a 450sqm conference centre with ballroom. The hotel also boasts a Leisure Deck on the 11th floor with infinity pool, state of the art gym, pool bar, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna as well as a ladies hairdressing salon.

Posted on March 13, 2011, in Bonnington in the Community, Public Service Announcements and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Great stuff from the Mc Gettigans and The Bonnington. I was in Japan for the earthquake and it was truly awful. Delighted that you are making it so easy for Dubai to help out. And over Paddy’s weekend too when I’m sure there is so much else to focus on! Proud to be Irish and as a JLT resident-proud of my great local 🙂

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