More than 100 high-profile friends of the Integrated Education Fund (IEF) celebrated in sunshine and style on May Day at Down Royal Racecourse. The guests were welcomed by Baroness May Blood, IEF Campaign Chair, and entertained by comedian and long-standing supporter Tim McGarry.
The guests in the exclusive Moscow Flyer Suite enjoyed a champagne reception, followed by a guided tour of the day’s “runner and riders” by top tipster Pamela Ballantine, before a delicious four course lunch and an exciting afternoon’s racing.
Commenting on the good cause behind the celebrations, Baroness May Blood said
“Integrated education left the starting gate more than thirty years ago and is seen as a good bet for our children’s future by a majority of parents in Northern Ireland. We have to keep nagging politicians and reminding them that a pledge to develop a unified education system of good-quality schools, which welcome and nurture young people of all backgrounds and traditions, would be a winner with the public in Northern Ireland.”
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