Famous faces to hit the cat walk
CELEBRITIES will strut their stuff alongside models with disabilities at a Fabulous Fashion event to raise funds for children who attend St Catherine’s.
Dr Ciara Kelly of Operation Transformation, broadcaster and former news correspondent Charlie Bird, author Cathy Kelly and Design Doctor Garry Cohn joined models Cathy Macken and Kiera Broe for a wardrobe fitting ahead of the big event, which takes place at 7 p.m. at Fishers of Newtownmountkennedy on Wednesday, May 23.
While they both have disabilities, Cathy and Kiera keep the focus firmly on their abilities and are looking forward to putting themselves in the spotlight when they hit the catwalk.
St Catherine’s works with 200 children from babies to 18 years with moderate to profound physical and intellectual disabilities.
‘I was a GP in Wicklow and worked with many of the families with children attending St Catherine’s,’ said Dr Ciara Kelly about her decision to get involved in the fundraiser. ‘I know how hard it is for these families and there are never enough services. So I am delighted to be able to support this event,’
Cathy Kelly has visited St Catherine’s in the past and was also happy to do her bit to help.
‘I am a UNICEF ambassador and have visited St Catherine’s and seen the children and the staff and the conditions they are working under. I have seen the work they are doing under unbelievable conditions. Society will be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable,’ said Cathy.
Proceeds from the ‘Fabulous Fashion’ event will go towards development projects and equipment for St Catherine’s.
Tickets cost €25 and include wine, finger food and live music. There will also be lucky envelope and raffle draws.
Tickets are available from St Catherine’s, Shelby Dinelli at (087) 2825459 or Fishers.
Cathy Macken, Kiera Broe, Cathy Kelly and Dr Ciara Kelly at the wardrobe fitting ahead of the fashion show on Wednesday, May 23, in Newtownmountkennedy.