Soap stars, politicians and those in the public eye take part in Celebrity Day in aid of the Hospice Foundation.
Actors from soap operas ‘EastEnders’, ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘Brookside’ are besieged by fans seeking autographs and photographs at the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre to raise funds for the Hospice Foundation.
This is the second Hospice Celebrity Day and organisers are hoping to exceed the £20,000 takings from the inaugural event.
On paying an entrance fee of £1, visitors to Powerscourt Townhouse Centre can buy autographs or photographs with their favourite star for a fee. Michelle Collins who plays Cindy Beale in 'EastEnders' is charging £1 per picture.
Susan Tully who plays Michelle Fowler in ‘EastEnders’ is happy to be taking part in Celebrity Day and praises the organisation behind the event. Kevin Kennedy who plays Curly Watts in ‘Coronation Street’ is delighted to be in Dublin as he has family living in Artane and Drogheda.
Model Jerry Hall is participating in Celebrity Day because,
It’s a very good charity and I like to be able to help.
It is the second time Sue Johnston and Dean Sullivan who play Sheila Grant and Jimmy Corkhill in ‘Brookside’ have attended the event. Peter O'Brien who plays Shane Ramsay in ‘Neighbours’ is also glad to be taking part.
It’s a great cause and I’m just happy to be able to help out in any way that I can.
Due to the overwhelming amount of people attending, the main doors to the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre had to be closed.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 26 November 1989. The reporter is Jeri Ward.