East Cork Students On The Catwalk With Celebrities In Charity Fashion Show

By Seamus Whelehan

Caoimhe Murray and Lucy Coleman who are organising the 2019 Hope Foundation Community Fashion Show in the Midleton Park Hotel on 11 October.

A number of celebrities will be among a team of amateur models taking part in a Charity Fashion Show next month at the Midleton Park hotel.
The 2019 Hope Foundation Fashion Show, which takes place on Friday 11 October at the East Cork venue, will have Mark Fanta O’Sullivan as MC, along with stylist and TV personality, Carol Byrne.
The Community Fashion Show and Glam Expo will include clothes from East Cork Fashion Houses including Bertelli Menswear, Therapy Boutique and Dakota.
Cork All-Ireland winning ladies footballer, Orlagh Farmer and the 2019 Cork Rose, Stephanie Murphy will lead the parade of fashion, showing a variety of men’s and ladies casual, sport and evening attire.
The enormous community event is hoped to generate as much money as possible to send eight Transition Year students on the Hope Foundations Immersion Programme.
Among those hoping to go on the trip to India are event organiser, Caoimha Murray and Lucy Coleman, both of whom attend Coláiste na Phiarsigh, Glanmire.
The pair say the Fashion Extravaganza will showcase the “day to day fashion” which people wear, while “promoting the best which East Cork has to offer” ahead of the Christmas party season.
Hundreds of Euro in prizes can be won on the night, with tickets on sale for just €15. Please contact 087-2608414 or any participating outlet.
The Hope foundation Immersion Programme offers Irish Transition Year and 5th Year students the unique opportunity to travel to Kolkata and see the work which is being done there by the Charity, and the work which still needed to be undertaken.
The region is home to over 250,000 street children aged between 3 and 12 years. Many of them work twelve hours a day seven days a week, or they beg or steal to survive. Many often experience physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
As well as visiting the Projects which include schools, crèches, protection homes and the Hope Hospital, students also get the opportunity to experience Indian culture and make new friends.
The Hope Foundation works to reduce this extreme poverty through education, nutrition and medical care by funding over 60 projects.