Civil Service North of Ireland Cricket Club (CSNI) recently held their annual charity and club fundraiser at Drumbo Park, Lisburn, with a "Night at the Dogs’.
The annual event, which is now in its 4th year,proved to be an excellent evening, with guests, sponsors and club members enjoying themselves with excellent hospitality and food, a prize raffle and silent auction with prizes including jewellery from John H Lunn Jewellers and Malcolms Jewellers, a golfing experience from Bryan Somers Travel, golf gear from Chaka Travel, Platinum concert tickets for U2, Cliff Richard and Cirque De Soleil, signed sports shirts and many other golfing prizes to be won.
As ever, the real winner on the night is local charity and this year CSNI will be donating £4,000 from the event to NI Pancreatic Cancer (NIPanC), Sport Changes Life and Cancer Focus NI.
Club Chairman, Ivan McMinn, who is the driving force behind the fundraiser said: “This was an excellent evening enjoyed by our corporate supporters, club sponsors, players and club supporters alike.
“I would like to sincerely thank everyone for all their support and for their contributions on the night and I would particularly like to thanks Abbey Bond Lovis for their continued support as our main sponsor of our event.
“Following the success of the evening, I am delighted that this year we are able to make sizeable donations to NI Pancreatic Cancer (NIPanC), Sport Changes Life and Cancer Focus NI, which are all very deserving local charities.
“Based on the success of the evening, we are already looking forward to running it again in 2019.”
The fundraiser raises the curtain on the new season for CSNI, which sees the 1st XI start their season against Instonians at Stormont this weekend.
Photos from the night can be viewed on the club's Facebook page here.