The ad industry pulls together to celebrate the life of dear friend Andrew McDermott and to raise financial support for his wife Lorna and their children.
Our great friend and colleague Andrew McDermott died suddenly on April 11th 2018. Andrew leaves behind his wife Lorna and their three young children, Kitty (6), Ed (4) and Finn (17 months).
Andrew worked in the Advertising Industry for over 20 years. From McConnell’s to McCann Erickson, Carlton Screen Advertising, the Sunday World and finally INM, he has left a lasting, positive and happy feeling in the hearts of all those who worked with him. His business acumen was second to none and he always left his clients feeling as if they were in safe hands and with an appetite to come back time and time again. Andrew was an extremely warm, funny and open-hearted guy. He enriched the lives of everybody that knew him.
The team at INM along with much of the wider industry are struggling to cope with this terrible loss.
In order to provide financial support for his wife Lorna and her children, Andrew’s work family and friends have created “AndyFest”.
AndyFest is a special event that will take place on June 14th in Twenty Two, South Anne Street, Dublin 2.
Andyfest is set to be a wonderful night of celebration and remembrance with acts such as Mundy, Foil Arms & Hog and Oliver Callan all signed up to perform on the night, with more performers to be announced in the coming days. There will also be a raffle with some amazing spot prizes including weekends away, holiday vouchers and electrical goods, to name a few. A list of spot prizes can be found on the AndyFest Facebook page.
Every bit of support is welcome and greatly appreciated so please share the event on Facebook, buy a raffle ticket, donate and come join in the fun on the night.
The support so far from the Advertising Industry has been overwhelming. This has come from Agencies, Clients and Media Owners from all sectors. With such wonderful support, Andyfest has the makings of a truly memorable night and a fitting celebration of our great pal’s life.
To buy raffle tickets please contact Mairead Kearns at INM or Ronan O’Loughlin at Digitize.
A Go Fund Me page has also been set up if you wish to donate separately.
Mairead Kearns: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronan O’ Loughlin: Ronan@digitize.ie