The 2018 Rose of Tralee from Waterford, Kirsten Mate Maher, will be at Kilbride Community Centre, Roscommon this Saturday for a 5K fundraiser which is being organised by last year’s Escort of the Year, Paul Clabby.
Paul is organising the event in order to raise funds for his upcoming trip to Belarus with Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International.
“I will go over to Belarus in a voluntary capacity to provide companionship and comfort to the young people there. The funds raised this Saturday will go towards medical supplies and resources for the orphanage.
“I’m delighted that Kirsten has agreed to come along on Saturday, we had a Skype call to confirm it this week. There will also be an auction and raffle on Saturday night in Foxe’s Bar in Roscommon and an opportunity to meet eight of last year’s Roses and a number of Escorts.
“Registration for Saturday’s 5K event takes place between 11 am and noon and members of the Roscommon senior team will be there ahead of their game on Sunday. It should be a great day so come along and support!” he said.