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PICS: Lorraine Keane launches Fashion Relief with celeb pals to tackle overseas hunger

Andrew Trimble, Rosanna Davison, James Patrice and Clementine MacNeice were among the famous faces who launched the event.

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Lorraine Keane and a host of Irish fashion, entertainment and sporting greats invite the public to join them at a VIP after-party following the biggest fashion fundraiser of the year.

TV presenter has teamed up with Oxfam Ireland to tackle overseas hunger crisis.

Irish fashion, entertainment and sport stars – Mary Kennedy, Rosanna Davison, Andrew Trimble, James Patrice, Mo Kelly, Yomiko Chen, Sarah McGovern, Pamela Flood and Clementine MacNeice – joined Lorraine Keane at the InterContinental Hotel in Dublin 4 today to invite people to a VIP after-party following FASHION RELIEF – the biggest fashion fundraiser of the year.

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FASHION RELIEF will take place in Dublin’s RDS on Sunday 13th May from 11am and will offer the public the unique opportunity to bag a bargain from the wardrobe of their style icon while raising vital funds for Oxfam Ireland’s hunger crisis appeal, providing life-saving aid to people facing starvation in East Africa and beyond.

Clementine McNiece and James Patrice Pic Brian McEvoy

Boasting pre-loved donations from the stars and brand-new items from designers and retailers across the nation, the event will showcase rail after rail of designer and premium clothes and accessories starting at just €5.

Lorraine Keane Pic Brian McEvoy

With just 12 days to go until the star-studded event, FASHION RELIEF supporters are invited to shop till they drop in style by booking their place at a VIP After-party in ICE, a chic setting at the 5* InterContinental Hotel in Ballsbridge.

Rosanna Davison Pic Brian McEvoy

Kindly sponsored by the InterContinental and Marks & Spencer Ireland, guests can enjoy a glass of champagne and some nibbles, unwinding after a day at the sale rails alongside Lorraine Keane and the fashion-savvy stars who made FASHION RELIEF happen.

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The VIP after-party kicks off from 5pm on Sunday 13th May, after the public sale. Tickets cost just €20 – and thanks to the generosity of event sponsors the InterContinental and Marks & Spencer Ireland, every cent will go to the hunger crisis appeal. Tickets can be found at fashionrelief.ie.

Yomiko Chen, Andrew Trimble, Lorraine Keane and Sarah McGovern  Pic Brian McEvoy

FASHION RELIEF is also asking the public to donate any unwanted items in resalable condition and support the hunger crisis by following these simple steps:

  • Bag up any pre-loved or brand new clothes, accessories or handbags – making sure they’re in good nick and ready for the sale rail.
  • Clearly label the bag/box FASHION RELIEF.
  • Drop the bag/box to the nearest Oxfam Ireland shop. Find out where at oxfamireland.org/shops
Yomiko Chen, Lorraine Keane, Rosanna Davison and Sarah McGovern Pic Brian McEvoy

Those wanting to do more than donate, are encouraged to volunteer, helping to maximise funds raised on the day by supporting with logistics and staffing the stalls.

For more information on donating or volunteering or to book tickets for the sale and VIP after-party, visit www.fashionrelief.ie.

Clementine McNiece,James Patrice and Mo Kelly Pic Brian McEvoy