Miriam and Keith to 'Sparkle and Shine' at charity event

Aine Fitzgerald


Aine Fitzgerald

Miriam and Keith to 'Sparkle and Shine' at charity event

Na Piarsaigh and Limerick hurler Kevin Downes, Keith Duffy, Terry Ring, TJ Ryan, and Brendan Ring pictured at the launch of the Sparkle and Shine Ball

ONE of Ireland’s most well-known broadcasters, Miriam O’Callaghan, and former Boyzone star, Keith Duffy, will bring glitz and glam to the Strand Hotel in Limerick when they host the Sparkle and Shine Easter Ball on March 26.

In association with the Keith Duffy Foundation, the event will take place on the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Miriam O’Callaghan, one of RTE’s most respected presenters, will co- present the evening along with former Boyzone star, actor and philanthropist, Keith Duffy.

Entertainment for the star-studded event will be provided by world-class performer Cole Page and his band.

An exclusive live auction will be the highlight for many, along with an extensive raffle supported by local businesses.

This year, the Sparkle and Shine initiative and the Keith Duffy Foundation, founded by Keith Duffy, have decided to join forces to raise funds for their respective chosen charities and to give the Mid West region a night that is set to become one of the most high profile events of the year.

The Sparkle and Shine initiative was founded by Alice O’Farrell and was set up to raise funds for breast cancer services in the Limerick region. They have chosen the Mid West Cancer Foundation and Symptomatic Breast Unit in the University Hospital Limerick, as their chosen beneficiaries.

“I am celebrating five years cancer free and I feel it is important that I give back to all the women in the Mid West who are going through what I went through,” said Alice.

“The Symptomatic Breast Unit is set to open their new unit in March in the new Leben Building at University Hospital Limerick and need to raise funds for much needed medical equipment.”

The Keith Duffy Foundation has chosen Cliona’s Foundation to be their chosen charity for its inaugural event in Limerick. The aim of the foundation is to give financial support to families of children with life limiting illnesses, to help them pay for the vast amount of non-medical costs associated with caring for a seriously ill child.

There will be Easter favours at each seat, spot prizes, table prizes, gift bags and a raffle with a guaranteed prize of a minimum value of €100 at each table.

 Tickets are priced at €100, or €1000 for a table. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Alice at aliceofarrell@gmail.com or call  087 220 4821.