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Sinead and Keith take plunge in memory of brave Donal (16)

TV3 star Sinead Desmond and The Voice winner Keith Hanley took a leap of faith when they did a bungee jump in memory of Kerry teen, Donal Walsh.

The TV presenter and popular singer jumped 160ft with only a bungee chord attached to their feet to raise funds for Crumlin Children's Hospital.

Coming back down to earth, Sinead, of Ireland AM, said: "I enjoyed it. It was a great buzz."

Keith added: "It was fairly windy up there, but once we got over it, it was great."

The event, organised by Galbally Rugby Club in Limerick, was held in memory of Donal, who was recognised nationally as he campaigned against teen suicide while battling cancer. The 16-year old passed away last month.

Speaking prior to his jump, Voice star Keith said he was "nervous".

The native of Charleville, Co Cork, added: "A lot of my family are from the area and Galbally is only over the road. It's for a brilliant cause. I'm getting a chance to meet Donal's dad too which I want to do."

Keith, who is planning on releasing his first single in a few weeks, said he has always held charities close to his heart.

"I work in St Joseph's Foundation looking after people with special needs. It's a school based in Charleville. I've said to my record label they have to give me at least one or two days off every week to go back down there. It keeps me grounded." He promised his fan base he will also be releasing his debut album in "early September".

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