Early bird tickets for the fashion showcase at Jack and Jill Shelbourne Lunch now on sale
Dedicated followers of fashion will want to leave room in their diary this December as renowned fashion designer Paul Costelloe unveils his plans to return to the Irish catwalk for a one-off showcase of his new collection, for a fashionable fundraiser in aid of Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation.
Costelloe, one of the most notable names in Irish fashion, is planning the exclusive Irish showing of his new Spring/Summer 2023 collection ‘A painters Palette of Dreams’ at the glamourous Jack and Jill Shelbourne Lunch taking place on December 12th.
The event will see Paul bring a riot of colour in the shape of his new collection, recently showcased at London Fashion Week, to the Shelbourne Hotel in a bid to raise funds for over 400 children in communities across Ireland who currently receive home nursing care and respite support from Jack and Jill.
Tickets for the glitzy event, which will also feature Paul’s ‘Book of Kells’ inspired, Autumn/Winter ’22 collection, a sumptuous lunch, and musical entertainment, are now on sale at an early bird price of €160 per ticket on https://www.jackandjill.ie/events/shelbourne-lunch-2022/.
Paul has been an ambassador for Jack and Jill, which funds and delivers specialist home nursing and end-of-life care for children who have highly complex and life-limiting medical conditions, for several years, notably supporting both their Incognito Art Sale and designing the bespoke Find a Diamond candles as part of the Jack and Jill Christmas collection.
Launching the fashionable luncheon alongside presenter and TV personality Glenda Gilson, Paul said he is excited about his long-awaited return to Ireland.
“I’m very excited to bring not only my Autumn/Winter 2022 collection but also my new Spring/Summer 2023 collection, which was just recently showcased at London
Fashion Week. It is fantastic to have this opportunity to share this with an Irish audience, in such an intimate and elegant setting.
“It has been almost a decade since I have shown my work in Ireland, and I could not think of a better way to return than in support of Jack and Jill. The work that they do is of such undeniable importance to the families that they work with, that I can’t help but to do everything I can to support them.”
Paul was joined at the launch event by Jack and Jill mum Joan Johnson and her 5-year-old son Leo whom Paul has a special connection with, having met each other previously at a previous Incognito event for Jack and Jill.
Leo, age five, from Dublin, has Angelman syndrome, epilepsy, sleep apnoea, reflux, scoliosis and chronic insomnia. Mum Joan said the family would not have survived the challenges they have faced over the years without the support of Jack and Jill.
“It’s not just the nursing care hours they provide that make them so special, it’s the people. They have been my confidante, my respite, surrogate mother and sister substitute all rolled into one. Our nurses treat Leo like part of their own family and include his sister Ella in their fun too. They have allowed us to have date nights, go to family therapy and become a Feis going trio with Ella at the centre of our day. They are our Jack and Jill family, and I have felt so supported, loved and valued by this family I never wanted, but could never have gotten though the last four years without.”
Tickets for the Jack and Jill Shelbourne Lunch are currently available at the special early bird price of €160.00 until the end of October at https://www.jackandjill.ie/events/shelbourne-lunch-2022/.