Charity

Miss Ireland 2016 Niamh Kennedy Beauty with a Purpose has chosen to work with Alzheimer Society of Ireland.  Niamh’s father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and sadly passed away at age of 42. Niamh has become an ambassador for the society and continues to tirelessly help raise the awareness and understanding of Alzheimer’s in Ireland through many interviews both on radio & television appearances in addition to print media campaigns. The most recent nationwide fundraising and awareness drive was ‘Tea Day’ which took place on May 4th.

 

VHI Ladies Mini Marathon

Niamh will now be competing in the VHI Ladies Mini Marathon on June 5th. 

 

The Miss Ireland organisation has worked with two charity events which both Niamh and finalists have  been involved in, under the ‘hero kids’ label which aims to benefit Children who are fighting a rare disease or in need of a treatment which cannot be either carried out in Ireland or they are unable to afford.

Eric’s Hero’s – Miss Ireland ROCKS

Miss Ireland Rocks’ was a fundraiser for 3 year old Eric Fitzpatrick who suffers from KCNQ2 Encephalopathy which is a rare and server epilepsy. Eric is one of only two people in Ireland with this condition.

This charity fashion show entitled ‘Miss Ireland Rocks’ featured a live band performing while Miss Ireland and her fellow 2016 finalists modelled new season looks from various well know stores. This ticket event raised £3,500 which has enabled them to purchase a stair lift which Eric’s family required for his homecare.

The Miss Ireland orgaisation purchased a table at the fundraiser Eric Hero’s Ball at which Miss Ireland Niamah Kennedy and Mr. Ireland Darren King presented the cq to the charity.

‘Sing a Song for Rory’

Rory Gallagher is 4 years of age and has cerebral palsy which was diagnosed when he was 8 months old. His Family was told he would never talk or walk. Rory can now talk & somewhat walk with help. There is a treatment available but it is carried out on America, Rory traveled to the USA in December for surgeries which will enable his vision to improve, along with surgeries to allow him progress & ultimately reach his goal of independent walking.

The ‘Sing a Song for Rory’ night was held in the well known Lilies Nightclub in Dublin. This ticket event saw some well known faces made up of a mix of actors, presenters, and business people taking to the microphone to sing a song in aid of Rory. The evening raised €4,000.

Miss Ireland 2016 finalists

As every year the Miss organisation has encouraged the 2016 finalists to adopt Miss Worlds “Beauty with a Purpose” motto. The finalists either through directly fundraising or organising an activity or an event themselves or indirectly by promoting the awareness or profile of an event or cause raised €45,000 circa.