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Phil is 'chained' to aid effort

Patricia McDonagh

Published 01/02/2010 | 05:00

SINGER Phil Coulter donned a mayor's chain of office to raise funds for Haiti on Saturday.

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And more than 100 people followed in his wake (pictured left by Garry O'Neill with former Wicklow Rose, Lisa Marie Berry), raising a total of €430 for the Irish Red Cross relief effort.

For just €2, children could wear the official chain of office and sit in the Cathaoirleach's chair in Bray Town Hall, while their parents paid €5. Bray Mayor John Ryan said that the fundraiser "went off brilliantly".

"People are always asking me can they wear the chain so I thought it would be of interest to people," he said.

Irish Independent

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