Pinnacle Platinum Sponsors of Children's Hospice Gala Ball
October 7, 2022 | News
Madison Wright, 14, organiser of a Gala Ball at Titanic Belfast marking 21 years of the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, with Ken Montgomery, Chairman and Founder of Pinnacle
Fourteen-year-old fundraising force strikes again!
Fourteen-year-old Madison Wright is set to surpass the £15k she has already raised for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice with her biggest event to date!
A Gala Ball, marking 21 years of the Children’s Hospice, will take place at Titanic, Belfast on Saturday 29th October. The black-tie event will be compered by radio presenter Cate Conway and will also involve a post-dinner raffle and auction.
Madison Wright, centre, is joined by Ken Montgomery Chairman of Pinnacle & Brand Ambassador for the NI Hospice, and Mrs Susan Walters, Teacher at Madison's school Central Integrated Primary School.
A former pupil at Central Primary School, Carrickfergus, and now attending Carrickfergus Academy, Madison was appointed the first-ever Youth Ambassador for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice in 2020 in recognition of her extensive fundraising efforts for the local charity.
Madison first became involved with the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice when she became aware of brother and sister Noah and Gracie Coates who both suffered from the life-limiting, genetic disease Leukodystrophy.
Speaking about her fundraising journey Madison commented:
‘When I heard about Noah and Gracie’s shared illness I just felt I had to do something. With the support of my family, my friends, and my Primary School I started to organise coffee mornings and non-uniform days! I even convinced my Dad and his friends to wax their legs!
‘Sadly Noah passed away in July 2019. The Gala Ball is dedicated to the memory of Noah and will take place on what would have been his 16th birthday weekend. My aim is to raise as much money as possible to make sure other children like Noah and Gracie, along with their families, can access the support they need.’
East Belfast-based Business Management Solutions provider Pinnacle is the Platinum Sponsor of the event.
Fellow Brand Ambassador for the Northern Ireland Hospice and Chairman of Pinnacle Ken Montgomery commented:
‘We are delighted to support this incredibly worthwhile event. Madison’s unwavering dedication to creating awareness of the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice and raising vital funds is a marvellous example to us all and her commitment to honouring young Noah Coate’s memory is truly inspiring.’
‘Now, more than ever, the NI Children’s Hospice requires our financial support to ensure families who have children with complex needs and life-limiting conditions can spend quality time together as well as avail of much-needed respite.’
The Gala Ball will take place on Saturday 29th October at Titanic, beginning with a Drinks Reception at 6.30 pm. Tickets can be purchased via contact with Madison’s social media channels:
Instagram @ nichyouthambassador