Cobh’s Next Top Models Take To The Cat Walk Tonight

By Seamus Whelehan


Cobh Lions Club are completing their final fittings as they prepare to hit the catwalk tonight Thursday 30 November for Cork Cancer Care Fashion Show and Glam expo.
The event which takes place at the Commodore Hotel will include clothes from local fashion houses Christy's, Keen House, Ryngs, Individuals, Callie's in Midleton, The Girls Club Charity Shop on Academy Street, The Princess Rooms and the newly refurbished Diamond Bridal.
The event will include a photobooth operated by Gordon Kinsella of Cork Photography available to guests as they arrive with photos available for purchasing on the night.
Orla Flavin from Cobh Lions Club says “There is something to suite all sizes and budgets. The diamond buyers’ club have come on board with some pieces that could be a nice stocking filler and the Girls club (Cork Cancer Care group) have their celebration of life angels.”
Rachael Verwey and Melanie Hewitt Hanlon will take care of the models’ makeup while Liz Cullinane, Rebecca Kavanagh and Collette McCrossan will take care of their hair.
Cost of entry is €10 per person, doors open at 8:00pm.
The enormous community event is hoped to generate as much money as possible for Cork Cancer Care, girls club.
The Girls Club is a haven of peace and tranquillity combined with friendship for those with a cancer diagnosis and their families.
The centre was established by Anne Dowley Spillane in 2012, determined to create a support centre dedicated to fun and a positive outlook on life.
Sadly the clubs founder passed away last month after her own brief battle with the disease.
Ms Flavin said “With Ann Dowley Spillane in our hearts, we will make her proud on the night.”
You need tremendous support when going through difficult cancer treatments, it’s easy to forget, that support is still needed when those treatments are over, and that’s what the Cork cancer centre provide.
Run on a voluntary basis the cancer group offer everything from a chat, support from counselling psychologists, a wig and scarf bank to a variety of alternative therapies like, Reiki, reflexology, emotional freedom technique (touch therapy) and integrated energy therapy.
Ms Flavin said tonight’s fashion event would not be possible without their super models, “all fabulous local ladies braving the ramp for such a wonderful charity.”
Ireland’s highest ranking Lions Club official, Teresa Dineen will take to the runway as a model led by Club President Cian Delanty and the Cobh Lions Club Escorts all kitted out in Tuxedos.
There will be a Disco afterwards provided by Mike Bardsley with sound and lighting by Dan Noonan.