Comber Romainian Orphanage Appeal

events in 2011

Comber Golf Classic - 2nd Sept 2011

Following on from the success of Comber’s inaugural Golf Classic last year, our patron George Hook is
hosting the Comber Golf Classic on 2nd September 2011. The day includes 18 holes of teambased competition golf at one of Dublin’s finest parkland courses, Newland's Golf Club, followed by a 4 course dinner and raffle. To register your team or find out about sponsorship, please contact or phone 0876473388 or / 087-8287141.

Download Registration Form & Info here (pdf)

Comber Table Quiz - 18th August

Table quiz in aid of Comber being held at 7pm on Thursday 18th August, upstairs at the Lord Edward Pub, Christchurch, Dublin 8. Teams of 4 / 40 plus bumper raffle. Everyone welcome. Please email or tel 087-9022216 to reserve a table.

Dublin Mini-Marathon - June 6th

Registration now open for the Dublin Mini-Marathon taking place on June 6th. You can register to take part at Then simply contact us at or 086-8186107 to receive your tee shirt and sponsorship card! Thank you!

Bag Pack in Waterford

Sincere thanks to Kate Douglas (one of our volunteers in Summer 2010) and her team who did a two day bag-pack in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford in January and raised an incredible €1,185 for Comber! As they say in Romania: mulţumesc mult!

events in 2010

bag packs 16-19 December - Dunnes Stories at Ashleaf, Crumlin, Dublin

we need your help! Please call Frances at 087-9022216 to volunteer. Thank you.

Comber Christmas Lunch - 27th November, Dun Laoghaire Yacht Club.

Phone Fiona on 086-8186107 to find out more.

Vote for Claire Reilly as Charity Hero of the Year on Facebook- we could win €1,000 towards our work in Romania. Click here to vote Voting closes 15th Nov. You can vote once a day! Thank you.

Comber Volunteer Re-union - Saturday 2nd of October, Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2

Calling all our volunteers from the 1990s and 2000s- you are invited to a re-union on 2nd October in Dublin to catch up with old friends and our work in Romania.

Collection outside Superquinn in Knocklyon, Co. Dublin

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th September. We raised an impressive €1,100 - thank you to all who gave and volunteered with us

Cork Mini-Marathon, Saturday September 26th

Join our team running/walking for Comber in Cork on the day! Thanks to everyone who took part.


Comber Golf Classic - Friday 3rd September, Newlands Golf Club

We had 18 great teams for 18 holes of competition golf with great prizes and a fabulous 4 course dinner afterwards. We raised an amazing €7,000 thanks to the teams and sponsors!! Thank you so much to all who took part on the day. See a full list of teams and sponsors here.


Adrian Beggan cycles the Alps for Comber!

Adrian says: "A chance meeting only 3 months ago led me to finding out about Comber and I was lost for words. It seemed only right to make my Marmotte 2010 count for them and not just myself. I am completing 'La Marmotte' in the French Alps. It is known as the 'Queen' of amateur cycling events, with many top amateurs and x professionals and even former Tour de France winners taking part, covering 174km and 5 of the Tour de Frances famous climbs, ending with the 14km ascent of Alp Duez after 160km ! This year I would really really be grateful to have your support in helping raise money for Comber, a charity which helps adults who have been placed in institutions, places void of hope. Every little helps. Thank you." Adrian - Adrian raised an incredible €2,800!


Table Quiz - 13th May @ the Odeon Bar, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

Join us for a fun filled table quiz on Thursday 13th May, 7pm upstairs at the Odeon Bar, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 (beside the Luas stop). Tables of 4 / €10 per head. Raffle with great prizes. We raised €650 on the night! Thanks to all who came.

Women's Mini-Marathon in Dublin

Thanks to all those who joined us this year for the Mini-Marathon 10km walk/run in Dublin. The Mini-Marathon took place on Bank Holiday Monday 7th June 2010 and together the ladies running for Comber raised €2,000

Bag Pack at Dundrum

Bag Pack held in Tescos at Dundrum Shopping Centre on 9th and 10th of April. Over €1,700 was raised! A huge thank you to our volunteers and supporters for all your help.

Ceili Mor - February

Great night out held on February 6th at Old Belvedere Rugby Club in Donnybrook. Thanks to everyone who came and contributed to a fantastic night! Over €3,500 was raised - incredible! Photos here...

events in 2009

Women’s Mini Marathon

This year over 30 strong women hit the streets of Dublin on the June bank holiday to raise money for Comber. As with every year the day turned out to be an absolute scorcher with temperatures rising into the mid 20’s…..A fun, exciting day packed full of music and banter was had by all, a massive thanks goes out to all that took part.

Fundraising is still been counted so once confirmed we’ll be sure to update you.

Official opening Casa Comber
Official opening Casa Comber


events in 2008

3rd annual Gala of Hope Ball 8th November 2008

The Conrad Hotel, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Details and photos to follow

Big Night Out September 2008.

Details and photos to follow

Turf and Surf, Kerry, July 19th 2008.

The inaugural Surf & Turf event took place in Castlecove, Kerry on July 19th 2008. 30 participants walked the Kerry Way from Beal to Westcove Pier in the morning.

Turf and Surf, Kerry, July 19th 2008In the afternoon, over 100 people travelled by boat from Westcove to Kilmacalogue. An evening of entertainment and barbecue followed in the Staigue Fort. The event was hugely enjoyable and a resounding success. €7,000 was raised for Comber; thank you and congratulations to the committee, Ger Deasy, Trish Galvin, Carol Devlin & Patsy Supple

Events in 2007

Official opening Casa Comber

Casa Comber was formally opened on September 22nd 2007. The residents of Casa Comber were delighted to welcome Mr George Hook as Master of Ceremonies, Mr Patrick Craddock, the Irish Ambassador, members of the Comber Board, members of the social services department of Giurgiu County Council and many supporters and friends. Bun venit la noi acasa!

Official opening Casa Comber
Official opening Casa Comber
Official opening Casa Comber
2nd annual Gala of Hope

Comber’s 2007 Gala of Hope took place in the Conrad Hotel on November 3rd 2007.  Master of Ceremonies, Mr George Hook, welcomed over 200 friends of the charity.  

The Loreto College string quartet entertained guests during the Champagne Reception.  The surprise appearance of the Singing Waiters during dinner set the tone for a fantastic evening! 

The event was a resounding success and raised over €80,000.  The Comber Romanian Orphanage Appeal would like to thank its chief sponsor Nissan Ireland and all of the events’ sponsors and supporters.

Gala of Hope Ball 2007 - Picture 1
Gala of Hope Ball 2007 - Picture 2
Gala of Hope Ball 2007 - Picture 3
Gala of Hope Ball 2007 - Picture 4
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Gala of Hope Ball 2007 - Picture 6

Events in 2006

Inaugural Gala of Hope, April 8th 2006

The inaugural Gala of Hope Ball in aid of the Comber Romanian Orphanage Appeal took place in the Conrad Hotel Dublin on April 8th 2006.

The focus of the event was to raise money towards funding 2 group homes for 16 young adults in Romania in 2006/2007. The evening was a resounding success and in excess of €80K was raised.

Gala of Hope Ball 2006 - Picture 1
Gala of Hope Ball 2006 - Picture 2
Gala of Hope Ball 2006 - Picture 3
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Gala of Hope Ball 2006 - Picture 5
Gala of Hope Ball 2006 - Picture 6
Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green Series of Fundraising Events 2006

Loreto College undertook a series of events in 2005 and 2006, which culminated in a student fashion show in Feb 06. The school raised over €10,000 for wheelchairs and other equipment needed for children from Gradinari orphanage in their new Group Homes.

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