Busy Limerick parents urged to take night off and let their hair down

Donal O’Regan

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Donal O’Regan

Young Isabelle O'Kelly and Madison Crosse with models from the Holman-Lee agency
School holidays can be a stressful time for busy parents so Suzie O’Kelly came up with the brainwave of taking a break for one night and celebrating summer.

School holidays can be a stressful time for busy parents so Suzie O’Kelly came up with the brainwave of taking a break for one night and celebrating summer.

Proving the point without intending to - the busy Caherline mum unveils her plans to the Leader while on holidays with the sound of active children playing in the background.

A barbecue, live entertainment, exhibitors and fashion show followed by a disco takes place on Friday, July 24 in the Ballykisteen Hotel beginning at 6pm with a prosecco reception. All the proceeds will go to Cliona’s Foundation and Caherline National School.

“It is always a busy time of year with children off school and going to fun parks, clubs and summer camps. We thought we would do something for parents and while we are doing it give something back and especially to Cliona’s Foundation because they support families, with critically and terminally ill children, who are in financial need. We felt it would be a good way of helping out,” said Suzie, who is joined in her endeavours by the Caherline reunion school committee.

The money will be divided between the charity and the school.

“We want our school to be as good as it can be and for our children to get the best education they can get,” said Suzie. They have roped in principal Mike McCarthy, teachers and past pupils Johnny O’Donnell and Maisie Williams to join the Holman Lee Agency models on the catwalk. There are prizes for best dressed lady and most glamorous granny courtesy of Keanes Jewellers and Lady Muck - as well as a host of other prizes and raffle.

“Book that babysitter, grab all your friends and let’s all head to Ballykisteen to celebrate summer!” says Suzie.

Allison McNamara, of Cliona’s Foundation, thanked everybody involved in organising the barbecue and fashion show in Ballykisteen on Friday July 24.

“This event will help to raise much needed awareness and funding for Cliona’s Foundation enabling us to help struggling families who desperately need our support. The event promises to be a great fun filled evening and we are really looking forward to it,” she said. Contact 062 33333 to book tickets.