Passion for Fashion In aid of Kerry Branch of Cystic Fibrosis Association

28 February 2008

The Kerry Branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Association are in the process of raising over €1 million to develop Ireland's first dedicated CF treatment unit within Cork University Hospital.  In order to raise these vital funds, the "Build 4 Life" team in the final stages of building two houses in Castleisland.  The houses will be auctioned in the near future, with all funds going towards this vital Treatment Unit.  Further information on this project can be found on

The building project is being supported by the entire community, and to assist with the fundraising, the Killarney Outlet Centre and the Kerry Branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Association are organising "Passion for Fashion", a Fashion Event for all the Family, in store on Thursday 13th March.

"Passion for Fashion" will commence at 7pm and will feature a Catwalk Fashion Show, showcasing a kaleidoscope of Spring & Summer themes from the various stores within the Centre - from formal to sportswear - lingerie to street wear, top brands with a great mixture of accessories to complete every look.  There is something for all the family and at unbelievable value.  Privilege Card Members will be able be use their cards on the night in participating stores.  Any guests that have not already signed up for a Privilege card can do so, on the night, and make additional savings if they spot something they like on the Catwalk from participating stores.

Admission is free, and there will also be a fantastic Raffle and a Drinks Reception - the proceeds of both will go towards the Build 4 Life Project. SPIN South West SPINIS will be there with lots of fun activities to entertain the crowd, and they are giving a very special raffle prize on the night. Sean Taaffe Hair & Beauty will provide hair styling for the models from Dublin agency, BScene; while Kennelly's Pharmacy will provide the make up looks for the fashion show, and will also have an Exhibition Area, offering guests mini makeovers and consultations. The drinks reception is in association with Mustang Sally's Off Licence, and MC on the night will be Killarney Town Mayor, Niall O'Callaghan.

As part of the fund-raising activities on the night, a number of girls from two local schools, Killarney Community College and St. Bridgid's Presentation Convent, will strut their stuff on the catwalk! People can vote for their favourite by making and small donation to the Charity; and the winning girl will receive a great prize courtesy of Killarney Outlet Centre, Kennelly's Pharmacy and Sean Taaffe Hair & Beauty.

Paul Sherry, Killarney Outlet Centre Manager stated "The Centre has been venue for many fundraising activities involving local charities, and this event will be one of our biggest yet.  The Cystic Fibrosis Charity is close to many people's hearts in Kerry, and we at the Centre would particularly like to thank Elaine Doyle & Marie Carroll O'Sullivan who are very active fundraisers for this charity.  When they heard of our plans to host this event again, they came on board so enthusiastically and without their help it would not have been possible to stage this event."