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PICS: Famous faces raise vital funds at Breast Cancer Ireland’s Battle of the Stars

The fundraiser was a roaring success!

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Elaine Crowly ,Holly Carpenter,Diana Bunici and Kerri Nicole Blanc Pic Brian McEvoy

Breast Cancer Ireland’s Battle of the Stars saw a sea of famous faces fundraising in The Clayton Hotel on Burlington Road.

The event was proudly supported by the Joe Duffy Group and Georgie Crawford, together with dance partner Darragh Stokes, were the overall winners on the night!

Georgie, SPIN1038’s entertainment editor, has been publicly sharing her own battle with breast cancer over the last few months in a bid to get more women, particularly young ladies to check their breasts for signs of the disease.

We won! I’m still in shock! What a night for #BreastCancerIre. To share the stage with so many survivors and truly amazing people was an absolute honour. It was never about winning, but to show that us survivors can turn this scary, sometimes lonely journey into a positive. To see Aisling Hurley, Samantha McGregor and Ciara Holmes pull a night like that together was inspiring and what girl power is really about. Thank you to my dance partner Darragh for his compassion and our dance teacher Lizzie for being an absolute legend. My family especially my husband Jamie, you are my rock. And my mum with her amazing support day in day out. Thank you to the judges for their amazing words which I will never ever forget. Thanks to @vanityrooms and @makeupforeverofficial for making me look like my old self for a night, it was hard to take off the wig and make up to get there but your sensitivity was so appreciated. Together, with your help, myself and Darragh raised €7,000 for @breastcancerireland, who are researching a cure everyday. Hanging up my dancing shoes.. well, til next year.. please god 🙏❤ @aisling_hurley @samanthamcgre @ciaraholmes @lizzpots @jamiecrawford11

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In a sweet Instagram post featuring her husband, Jamie Crawford, and dance partner she expressed her disbelief at winning and reflected on raising €7,000 for the worthy cause.

“We won! I’m still in shock! What a night for #BreastCancerIre. To share the stage with so many survivors and truly amazing people was an absolute honour.”

“It was never about winning, but to show that us survivors can turn this scary, sometimes lonely journey into a positive.”

Holly Carpenter Pic Brian McEvoy

Georgie’s competition on the night included RTE’s Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh, TV3 Ireland AM’s Ciara Doherty, presenter Kamal Ibrahim, Holly Carpenter, BBC host and author Diana Bunici, FM104 Strawberry Alarm Clock’s Thomas Crosse, model Kerri Nicole Blanc, presenter James Patrice and Snapchatter Rob Kenny.

Ciara Doherty Pic Brian McEvoy

2FM star, Eoghan McDermott, hosted the fun-filled evening.

Celebrities took part in both Strictly styled dances and lip sync challenges.

Dancing with the Stars judge Julian Benson led the judging panel which included BCI Ambassador and TV3 presenter Elaine Crowley, solicitor Gerald Kean and presenter Lisa Cannon.

Kerri Nicole Blanc Pic Brian McEvoy

The event also included supporters of Breast Cancer Ireland as well as staff from event sponsors, Joe Duffy Group and associate sponsors Cornmarket Financial.

A roaring success, each of the participants took their fundraising duties very seriously.

The fundraising page is open to donations for another week but some groups, like Rob Kenny and Kerri Nicole Blanc’s, had already surpassed their €10,000 target before the competition even began!

Jim Butler, Veronica Butler, Vanessa Butler and James Patrice Butler Pic Brian McEvoy

Guests enjoyed a champagne reception, followed by a four-course meal with wines as donations continued to flow.

Entertainment from the participants was followed by dancing ’til late to the sound of the Sugar Cubes.

Congratulations to all the organisers, participants and people who donated!

James Patrice Butler Pic Brian McEvoy
Aisling Hurley, Julian Benson, Georgie Crawford and Rob Kenny Pic Brian McEvoy
Rob Kenny and Holly Carpenter Pic Brian McEvoy
Diana Bunici Pic Brian McEvoy
Julian Benson Pic Brian McEvoy
Keith Malone and Kerri Nicole Blanc Pic Brian McEvoy
Overall winner Georgie Crawford with Darragh Stokes Pic Brian McEvoy
Thomas Crosse and Laura Duggan Pic Brian McEvoy
Kirsten Kean and Gerald Kean Pic Brian McEvoy
Kerri Nicole Banc and Deric Hartigan  Pic Brian McEvoy
Lisa Cannon Pic Brian McEvoy
Eoghan McDermott Pic Brian McEvoy
Elaine Crowley Pic Brian McEvoy
Aoife Melia and Eoghan McDermott Pic Brian McEvoy
Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh and James Patrice Butler Pic Brian McEvoy
Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh Pic Brian McEvoy
Norah Casey Pic Brian McEvoy
Alan Hughes Pic Brian McEvoy
Annie Gribben Pic Brian McEvoy