Trigon Hotels To Host Fundraising Dinner For Cope Foundation

By Robert McHugh
Trigon Hotels To Host Fundraising Dinner For Cope Foundation

Trigon Hotels has announced it will celebrate its ongoing partnership with Cope Foundation at a gala event where guests can sample local and artisan dishes created by Trigon chefs.

‘The Garden Table’ is a fundraising dinner taking place at the Beech Hill Garden Centre in Montenotte on the evening of August 24th.

Local Artisan Food

The menu at will include starters with a sharing board of local artisan food, Irish produced meat and fish plates, and a range of desserts to choose from such as masala chai Crème Brûlée and raspberry tartlet, West Cork strawberries and lemon verbena financier, chili and cocoa profiteroles, and salted caramel and chocolate fudge.

Guests will be welcomed with a selection of refreshments, including prosecco and non-alcoholic mint & cucumber cordial. Attendees will then be treated to a meal showcasing a wide array of culinary offerings under the guidance of Trigon Hotels Group executive chef Alex Petit.

Sensory Garden

Trigon Hotels said each dish will incorporate freshly harvested fruit and vegetables from Cope Foundation’s sensory garden, a collaborative project established by the charity in Montenotte in 2021 with the support of Trigon Hotels.


The event takes place at Beech Hill Garden Centre, Montenotte on Thursday, August 24th 2023 from 6pm - 9:30pm.

Cope Foundation

Cope Foundation is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation supporting over 2,000 children and adults with an intellectual disability and/or autism throughout Cork city and county.

Through its charity partnership, Trigon Hotels has supported the group in a wide range of fundraising initiatives.

'Positive And Lasting Impact'

"We are honored to join hands with Cope Foundation for what promises to be a really special evening," said Kathleen Linehan, strategic director of HR Trigon Hotels.

"The Garden Table is not just a fundraising dinner; it is a testament to our shared values of diversity, inclusion, and environmental responsibility. I believe that when we collaborate, we can create a positive and lasting impact on our community, fostering a brighter and more inclusive future."


'Invaluable Services'

They have used their time and expertise to create a really special and unique dining experience in The Garden Table, all while raising much needed funds in aid of Cope Foundation," added Sean Abbott, chief executive officer, Cope Foundation

"These funds will allow us to continue providing invaluable services to people with an intellectual disability/and or autism across Cork city and county. We are really looking forward to an evening of fun, delicious food and celebration."