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