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Popular DJ to help raise funds for Tralee woman’s cancer battle

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FUNDRAISER: Cian Shiels from Pinewood Estate is donating his time as a DJ to help raise funds for a Tralee woman's cancer battle.

By Michelle Crean

A well-known and popular Killarney DJ is set to get behind his decks to help raise funds for a sick Tralee woman battling leukaemia.

Cian Shiels from Pinewood Estate, who also works as a lighting technician with Celtic Steps but hasn't been able to work at either due to the pandemic, didn't hesitate when his DJ friend Ricky Clifford from Tralee asked him to get involved.

[caption id="attachment_35534" align="alignleft" width="284"] TREATMENT: Tralee woman Majella Kearney is currently waiting for a bone marrow transplant in Dublin.[/caption]

Ricky's mom Majella was diagnosed with leukaemia at the start of November last and faces a hefty bill for a minimum of three months accommodation after undergoing her bone marrow operation as well as travel up and down to Dublin.

Ricky came up with the idea to help raise funds by organising 'A Dance for Majella' with a €6,000 target on GoFundMe.

It's hoped that the fundraiser, which will include a number of DJs playing an hour's set each on their own over a seven hour period, can go ahead on February 6 but that's all subject to current restrictions at the time, Ricky, who is well known on the DJ scene in Tralee, explained.

"It's been a tough few months and as she's not entitled to any travel or living expenses for accommodation in Dublin I came up with this fundraiser by asking DJ friends to get involved. The other half of the funds will go to charity Bone Marrow for Leukaemia."

Cian added that it's nice to be able to get behind the decks again especially to help raise funds.
"I run events in Killarney and Ricky runs events in Tralee, and when he asked me to get involved I was delighted to help out."

To donate go to GoFundMe: A Dance for Majella.

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