12 April 2016

CRY’s (Cardiac Risk in the Young) 8th annual Pure Style Fashion Luncheon in association with Arnotts, took place today, Friday 18th March 2016 at the Shelbourne Hotel, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2.


The annual event, which has become a staple of the Irish fashion calendar was hosted by Brendan Courtney and brought together a sea of famous faces including, CRY Ambassador Jacqui Hurley, stylists Ingrid Hoey and Cathy O’Connor and Irish designers Caroline Kilkenny and Caroline Matthews.


The fund-raising event is held annually in aid of CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), an Irish charity that offers free screening and support to those who have lost loved ones to SADS (Sudden Adult Death Syndrome). The funds raised from today’s event will go directly towards the invaluable work that is ongoing at the Centre for Cardiac Risk in Young Persons in Tallaght Hospital.


Lucia Ebbs, Fundraising manager of CRY said: “This is one of our favourite events of the year. Every year the CRY Pure Style Fashion Luncheon is such a huge success and seems to get bigger and better year on year. The money raised from this event ear year is vitally important to CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) to help us to continue to support the work carried out in the CRYP Centre (The Centre for Cardiovascular Risk in Younger Persons) at Tallaght Hospital. At the CRYP centre we offer a free screening and support service to those affected by Sudden Adult Death Syndrome and therefore depend heavily on donations from events like this to operate this service. This is the 8th annual Pure Style luncheon and is one of the main fundraising events in the CRY calendar each year. This year, like every year, the support has been fantastic.”


Arnotts generously came on board once again this year as sponsor for the fashion extravaganza. Arnotts showcased their spring/summer collections at the sold-out event. Arnotts Fashion brands showcased on the day included Emma Manley, Caroline Matthews, Orla Kiely, Tara Jarmon and many more. 


Guests on the day included charity founders Michael and Marie Greene of CRY, charity CRY Fundraising Manager Lucia Ebbs, Arnotts Head of Personal Shopping Clara Halpin, Arnotts Ladieswear Buyer Rachael Armstrong, stylist Ingrid Hoey, stylist Cathy O Connor, author and fashion editor AnnMarie O Connor, and Irish Designers Caroline Matthews and Caroline Kilkenny.


For further information please see www.cry.ie and check out #ArnottsPureStyle16 for more event news.