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Monday 16 December 2019

'Strippers' get cheeky raising €10k for charity

Seamus Doyle, Wayne Ryan, Christy Junior, Derek Furness, George Henderson and Christopher Ryan with their choreographer Becci Whelan
Seamus Doyle, Wayne Ryan, Christy Junior, Derek Furness, George Henderson and Christopher Ryan with their choreographer Becci Whelan

David Looby

A very enthusiastic crowd attended the Brandon House Hotel for Full Monty, where 'The Paint Strippers' bared almost all in a fundraiser for The Gambia School project.

The event raised around €10,000 during a hair-raising night of entertainment. The night was organised by New Ross RFC as a fundraiser for club members who are travelling to The Gambia in January 2020 to provide free labour in the development of a school in an extremely poor community.

A full programme of supporting acts provided a wide ranging night of entertainment for the large audience before culminating in a brave and polished performance delivery six local gentleman in an act inspired by the famous film, The Full Monty.

Suffice it to say that the participants gave full value for the ticket money and were rapturously applauded by those in attendance.

The organisers would like to extend their gratitude to all who sponsored, supported and attended the event.

Seamus 'Softy Doyle' and his crew now known as 'The Paint Strippers', in conjunction with The New Ross Rugby Club, would like to thank everyone who came to support the fundraiser, with special thanks to all performers on the night from the Rugby Club, the Brandon House Hotel and Becci Whelan, the choreographer of the striptease.

Becci said: 'When I was training in London I never thought I would have to synchronise six red thongs but boy am I glad I did. I couldn't have met a nicer group of gentlemen.'

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