Tuesday 22 August 2017

Fashion show raises €23k for Berkeley survivors

Jim and Patricia Walsh, the parents of Eimear who the event was held in memory of, with organiser Linda Somers during the UNITE for Berkeley Red Carpet Fashion event in Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny city. Photo: Pat Moore.
Jim and Patricia Walsh, the parents of Eimear who the event was held in memory of, with organiser Linda Somers during the UNITE for Berkeley Red Carpet Fashion event in Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny city. Photo: Pat Moore.
Models Karen Fitpatrick, Sarah McGovern and Grace O'Mahony pictured taking part in the UNITE for Berkeley Red Carpet Fashion event in Lyrath Este Hotel in Kilkenny city. Photo: Pat Moore.
UCD medical student, Eimear Walsh, was one of six young people killed after a fourth-floor balcony collapsed in Berkeley, California, on June 16

Martin Grant

A red carpet fashion show has raised more than €23,000 for survivors of the Berkeley tragedy.

Hundreds of people attended the event in memory of Eimear Walsh at the luxurious Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny yesterday.

The UCD medical student was one of six young people killed after a fourth-floor balcony collapsed in Berkeley, California, on June 16. Some of Eimear's friends have been left with life-changing injuries following the tragedy.

The Unite fashion show was hosted by TV personality Lorraine Keane and style expert Lisa Fitzpatrick.

Stall owners, bloggers and fashion specialists united together to host the dazzling show. Eimear's cousin Lynda Summers said the event was very successful.

"The event is something Eimear would have loved. She was really into her style and fashion.

"Eimear always had her hair looking glamorous and her make-up done to perfection.

"People were really generous and they had a great day," Lynda told the Irish Independent last night.

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