Brave well-known dozen ready to tackle tough ‘I’m a Celeb’ chal­lenge in INEC

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THE Stephen Lyne Foun­da­tion and Kerry Stars Spe­cial Olympics Club have promised the ‘night & fright of their lives’ when I’m a Celeb…GetMe Out of Here! comes to Kil­lar­ney on Oc­to­ber 26.

The event is staged in con­junc­tion with main event spon­sor - Kerry Drain Ser­vices - and is a quirky way of rais­ing funds. Or­gan­is­ers have said it has cap­ti­vated peo­ple with its prom­ise to put twelve brave lo­cal celebri­ties to the pin of their col­lar’s like never be­fore.

The event is billed for the INEC and a num­ber of well known in­di­vid­u­als from Kerry have signed up as con­tes­tants to be one of the 12 ‘Camp­mates’ go­ing through a va­ri­ety of bush tucker tri­als.

“En­thu­si­asts will have to wait un­til Oc­to­ber 26th to find out who can sur­vive the Hell Holes, mas­ter the Scare Chair and de­vour the gourmet crit­ters to beat their op­po­nents and be crowned King or Queen of the Jun­gle,” or­gan­is­ers said ahead of the ef­fort.

The brave con­tes­tants set­ting foot in the jun­gle are Michael Healy Rae TD, Brendan Fuller, Sean Taafe, Rory D’arcy, Sean Cof­fey, Emma Philips, Mags Harty, Ruth Allen, Gavin O Leary, Enda Wal­she, Mary Bros­nan and Brendan Kealy.

The Stephen Lyne Foun­da­tion was set up with the vi­sion of teach­ing chil­dren the im­por­tance of em­pa­thy. This is achieved through the pro­vi­sion of the ‘Roots of Em­pa­thy’ pro­gramme, an award-win­ning ev­i­dence-based Cana­dian pro­gramme that sig­nif­i­cantly re­duces bul­ly­ing, anti-so­cial be­hav­iour and vi­o­lence in chil­dren with a long term ef­fect.

Bar­na­dos is the lead agency in Ire­land for the pro­gramme and they have part­nered­with the Stephen Lyne Foun­da­tion to bring ‘Roots of Em­pa­thy’ to Kerry.

The funds raised from the ‘I’m A Celeb’ Fundraiser will be put to­wards in­tro­duc­ing the pro­gramme in ad­di­tional schools in the Kerry re­gion while at the same time main­tain­ing the pro­gramme in ex­ist­ing schools.

Pho­tographed at the launch of ‘I’m a Celeb Get Me Out of Here’ which takes place intheINEC on Oc­to­ber 26 and is in aid of The Stephen Lyne Foun­da­tion & The Kerry Stars were Brendan Fuller, Enda Walsh, Michael Healy Rae, Rory Darcy, Brendan Kealy, Gavin O’Leary, Ruth Allen, Mary Bros­nan & Mags Harty.

Pho­to­graphs by Sally MacMonagle.

TD Michael Healy Ray gets up close & per­sonal with ‘Pete the Python’ at the launch of Kil­lar­neys ‘I’m a Celeb, Get Me Out of Here’ which is be­ing held on the 26th of Oc­to­ber, in aid of The Stephen Lyne Foun­da­tion & The Kerry Stars.

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