Phil is 'chained' to aid effort
Published 01/02/2010 | 05:00
SINGER Phil Coulter donned a mayor's chain of office to raise funds for Haiti on Saturday.
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.