IEBA raises €32,250 for Support Seán campaign

Vital funds have been raised to aid the recovery of precision cables director Sean Cox...

The Irish Electrical Benevolent Association (IEBA) had a full house for its annual Winter Ball, held late last year.

Guests at the event were asked to make a donation to the Seán Cox recovery fund and did so generously. Seán, a Director at Precision Cables, was the victim of a vicious attack before a Liverpool game in April 2018. The attack left Seán with life-changing injuries that will require ongoing and intensive long-term care and support. That care will also prove costly and that’s why the industry has been so proactive in rallying round and organising various fundraising initiatives to ensure his care is continued.

The industry was very well represented at the IEBA Winter Ball. In total, €3,2250 was donated to the Seán Cox recovery fund. Chairman Cel O’Reilly asked guests to send their best wishes to Seán through message sheets at each of the designated tables. Over 150 personal get well messages were bound together in a beautiful book, which was presented to Seán’s wife, Martina, by Cel.

The SupportSeán campaign has gained widespread support and the recent IEBA-organised Ball is just one of a range of fundraising events. The IEBA wants to thank all industry members who have rallied to Seán’s cause and contributed on the night of the ball. Other industry events that have been organised to support Seán also show how much respect he has garnered in the industry. It’s also a great example of how the electrical Industry is a wonderful family to be associated with and how it supports its own through associations like the IEBA and others.

To donate to the fund or for details of the latest events, visit

The IEBA’s annual Race Day will take place on Sunday, March 3 at the National Hunt Finale at Leopardstown Race course.

Hosted in the private Panoramic Suite with a view down on the finishing post, tables of 10 at the event are available at €1,200. This includes a Prosecco reception followed by a four-course buffet lunch with wine, entrance tickets, race programme and a free bet for the ladies.

To reserve a table please call any of the following –
Cel O’Reilly: 087 257 0770
Aidan Hayes: 087 233 3008
Pat Tully: 086 606 0678:
Jimmy Whan: 087 299 4199