Fa­mous faces to hit the cat walk

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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