‘A Question of Sport’ fundraiser in aid of well-known Kildare sports photographer Adrian Melia has been planned for Naas in June.
Adrian, one of the county’s best-known sports photographers whose work features every week in the Leinster Leader, is suffering from advanced Stage 4 colon cancer which has spread to his liver. He is hoping to travel abroad for treatment, and several fundraisers have been organised to aid that effort, as well as a GoFundMe page.
The Question of Sport cancer benefit night is being irganised by The Friends of Adrian Melia for June 29 at 8pm in Killashee House Hotel, Naas.
The doors open at 7.30pm. Confirmed guests include trainers Johnny Murtagh and Willie McCreery, boxer Eric Donovan, jockey Chris Heavey and several other guests from the community games, GAA and rugby worlds.
The compere on the night is Brendan McCardle.
The night will feature inspiring keynote speeches about sport and life. An auction of some of Adrian's framed photos and other items will take place, plus a sports panel discussion, a novelty raffle and some music.
Tickets are €30. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact David Clinton on 086 2643012.
Adrian Melia, who is a keen Toastmasters member, receiving a 'Travelling Toastie' award recently