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Wilsons Auctions launches Daisy Ball Charity Auction to support children across Ireland diagnosed with cancer

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Wilsons Auctions

6th Sep 2022

In a bid to help raise vital funds for charity Cancer Fund for Children, Wilsons Auctions is proud to be associated as official auction partner at The Grand Daisy Ball taking place this September.

Rolling out the red carpet on Saturday 17th September at the iconic Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, this sold-out event will offer guests a fabulous selection of exclusive Lots up for grabs via the auction.

The funds raised from the auction and on the night of the event will go towards a capital appeal to build a Cancer Fund for a Children’s new therapeutic short break centre, Daisy Lodge, which will be located in Cong, Co. Mayo.

If you’re into sports there are a range of top Lots up for grabs including signed Harry Kane football boots, a unique signed ‘Legends of Rugby’ book with tickets for England V South Africa and a special framed Ireland jersey signed by former Ireland and Ulster Rugby captain Rory Best, including two premium tickets for Ireland V South Africa at the Aviva Stadium on 5th November 2022.

Horse racing enthusiasts have the opportunity to bid on a Coolmore Stud VIP experience for four guests with lunch and fine dining. Or if golf is your passion, a three-night stay with two days golf for four guests at the Luxury Camiral at PGA Catalunya Golf and Wellness resort in Spain may be of bidding interest.

Fine art is also listed in the exclusive auction catalogue with a live painting on the night by local artist John Fitzgerald, one of Ireland’s leading equine artists and sculptors available for bids. Eoin O’Connor a leading contemporary artist from Co. Wexford has created a bespoke ‘The Daisy Lodge’ painting for Cancer Fund for Children. The painting’s atmospheric sky offers hope, tranquillity and peace, an almost magical escapism, representing what a new Daisy Lodge will mean to so many families impact by childhood cancer.

Those who would prefer to make a philanthropic donation have the opportunity to gift a therapeutic short break to a family impacted by childhood cancer at Daisy Lodge in Newcastle Co. Down.

Ahead of the auction, Auctioneer and Director at Wilsons Auctions, Ricky Wilson explained, “I am honoured to involved in this wonderful event, not only help raise funds for such an extraordinary cause but to also raise awareness of a charitable foundation that brings so much support and joy to children who are living with cancer across Ireland.”

For those who aren’t attending the Gala Ball, all Lots are available to view at and commission bids can be arranged. For all enquiries, please contact

The Daisy Gala Ball which is sponsored by Cellnex is now in its fourth year has raised over €470K towards a second Daisy Lodge in Mayo. This new therapeutic centre will be a safe, supportive space where families navigating childhood cancer can focus on spending time together. It is inspired by Cancer Fund for Children’s existing Daisy Lodge in Newcastle, County Down which supports approximately 1,800 children and parents each year. Having a second therapeutic centre will allow the charity to increase this number to 4,000 a year.

Phil Alexander, CEO of Cancer Fund for Children said, “We are delighted that Wilsons Auction has come on board to support this year’s Grand Daisy Ball. The quality of prizes is truly unique and we are very grateful to Wilsons Auctions who are leading this element.  There are prizes for the horse racing enthusiast, art lover, rugby and football fans, golf fanatics and for those looking for a luxury break.  All prizes have been very generously donated and 100% of all funds raised will benefit Cancer Fund for Children as we strive to ensure no child has to face cancer alone.”

To view the auction catalogue, CLICK HERE

Or donate directly to Cancer Fund for Children here: The Grand Daisy Ball – JustGiving