On the cat­walk for Kerry can­cer care at the INEC

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS - By SINEAD KELLE­HER

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.

Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

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.

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