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BeatTheBlaze for Childline at King Johns Castle



BeatTheBlaze for Childline  – Pictured above Keith “Weenz”Ryan, Rapper, Patrick McLoughney Blogger/BT Menswear, Linda Hall, Education co-ordinator King Johns Castle, George Egleston, Event co-ordinator, Sinead O’Brien,Soprano and Fashion Blogger, Darragh Frawley,Journalist Limerick Post, Kevin Downes, Limerick Senior Hurler. Photo by Niall Egleston

The #BeatTheBlaze challenge for Childline is set to take place in King Johns Castle on Saturday March 12. BeatTheBlaze will see 5 representatives from 10 companies take part in a ‘Walk on Fire’ challenge to raise much needed funds to help keep Childline open 24/7.

The main event on the night will be the #BeatTheBlaze challenge fire walk, however the night does not stop there. There will also be a variety of musical entertainment acts on the night. Guests will be treated to complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres on arrival. Journalist Daragh Frawley from the Limerick Post will MC on the night. The event set to take place in the historic land mark that is King Johns Castle will see live music performances from Niall O’Halloran, The Lemon Suckers, Weenz. Along with a DJ, Fire Breathers and surprises throughout the night. Free transport will also be provided into the City Centre to the after party venue.

The event is being organised by George Egleston, a final year student specialising in Business Marketing & Management in Limerick Institute of Technology. George has chosen to raise funds for Childline as part of 100minds. 100minds connects 3rd level students with a chosen charity and encourages them to run fundraising projects that will help develop their skill set and apply their theoretical learning from college in a practical manner. The 100minds goal is to raise €1,000,000 for Childline in 2016, which will go a long way in helping them reach the target of the €3.5 million needed annually.




Each participant partaking in the walk will be sponsored, and all funds raised through sponsorship will go to Childline. The walk is completely safe and the participants will be brought through a demonstration by the highly experienced and the only Master Firewalk Instructor in Ireland, Brian Moore.

Event organiser George Egleston described the night as one “not to be missed”. He added that “every cent of the money raised from our #BeatTheBlaze challenge will help ensure that Childline’s phones remain open 24/7. If Childline could not continue to provide these services, many children would effectively be forced into silence”.  George finished by encouraging all to buy a ticket or make a donation “the smallest contribution can make the difference”.

Pre-sale tickets cost €5, while tickets sold at the door on the night will cost €10.

For ticket enquiries email [email protected] or just purchase directly on Eventbrite. To donate please use the following link:

For further information call 085 841 5213.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.