Horse Outside star to ‘hang up her heels’ for Flora Women’s marathon

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

LIMERICK model Madeline Mulqueen is to ‘hang up her heels’ to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland.

LIMERICK model Madeline Mulqueen is to ‘hang up her heels’ to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland.

Madeline, the star of the Rubberbandits’ Horse Outside video - which has been seen by nearly nine million people on YouTube - and RTE’s Republic of Telly, will run in this year’s Flora Women’s Mini Marathon for the charity.

And the Kildimo stunner, who starred in TV3’s Celebrity Come Dine With Me series, recently joined the station’s Karen Koster and Rose of Tralee 2011 Tara Talbot in making a pledge to support the CF charity’s 1 in 1000 campaign; an attempt to get over 1000 women to participate in the Dublin event, being held on June 4.

The charity is hoping to recruit 1,000 women for the marathon, with each participant raising at least €200 in sponsorship, which would raise funds to provide new and additional isolation beds and treatment units for children and adults with CF in hospitals in Limerick and around the country.

Madeline urged others to join her in supporting the 1 in 1000 campaign for CF.

“If you could tell one person about this campaign they will tell at least one other and so on,” explained Madeline, who went to school in the Model primary school and Laurel Hill Colaiste in the city.

“Join me in raising awareness and being a part of making a better future for children and adults with Cystic Fibrosis,” she added.

Over the last two years, the 1 in 1000 campaign has raised over €300,000 for the voluntary charitable organisation, which aims to increase knowledge and awareness of cystic fibrosis and to give advice and support to people with the diseases.

Registration for the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon is now open and women wishing to enter as part of the 1 in 1000 team should call 1890 311 211 or email runningforcf@cfireland.ie.