On the catwalk for Kerry cancer care at the INEC
THEY have all faced tough battles in recent years and now they are now facing another battle – this time with nerves as they take to the catwalk to model the latest Autumn Winter collections.
The annual ‘Models in Recovery’ Fashion Show makes a welcome return to the INEC this month where 26 models will take to the stage in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation.
All of the models are cancer survivors who are giving back to the organisation that helped them through their own cancer battle. For one night they will forget their illness and instead dress up and model the latest fashions from local boutiques.
This year’s models include former, Kerry Rose Julett Culloty, and well known businessman, Mike Buckley from Killarney.
PRO of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, Cathal Walshe, is also taking to the stage and Fr Pat O’Donnell, parish priest from Rathmore.
MC for the evening is TV3’s Noel Cunningham, who is also making a welcome return to Killarney for the event which is organised by the Killarney branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation.
Chairman Pat Doolan explains that this fundraiser is very important to provide vital services.
“This is our biggest yearly fundraiser. Last year we raised €22,000 and we need that again this year.”
The fashion show was launched last week and tickets are now on sale for €15.
Much of the funds will be used for the in-patient palliative care unit which opened earlier this year. The Kerry Hospice Foundation must raise €400,000 every year to support this unit.
The fashion show kicks off at 7.30pm with a wine reception on Wednesday, September 19.
Tickets are available from Pat on 0851543514 or participating shops.
Launching the Kerry Hospice Foundations’ ‘Models in Recovery’ fashion show were Bernie O’Sullivan, Mike Buckley, Pat Doolan Chairman Killarney branch, Elsie Hegarty and Cathal Walshe which will be held on Wednesday, September19, in the INEC Killarney.