Panti Bliss and Buzz O’Neill are hosting their annual charity Christmas Appeal in Pantibar, this year in aid of East Wall Here For All. The Queen of Ireland took to Twitter on December 14 to announce the news.
This year’s annual gift collection (organised as usual by @buzzoneill) will be for East Wall Here For All. You can drop items to Pantibar on Sat Dec 17 from 4 till 7pm pic.twitter.com/juCCC8MgqU
— Dr Panti Bliss-Cabrera [email protected] (@PantiBliss) December 14, 2022
East Wall Here For All is “a community group embodying solidarity and allyship with new members of the East Wall community.” Established in December of this year, the charity aims to welcome new residents into the inner city area in Dublin, and provide them with practical support.
“It is not a political organisation nor a lobby group, and takes guidance from Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland (MASI) and Refugee and Migrant Solidarity Ireland (RAMSI) “to ensure best practice in its community outreach efforts”.
Items requested have been split into three categories listed below:
- Babies and Children: Formula Milk, Nappies (from Newborn up), Wipes, Powder, Creams, Coats/Warm Clothing, Warm Pajamas, Baby Bottles and Blankets
- Practical Items: Extension Leads, Kettles, Hot Water Bottles and Blankets
- Men and Women: Coats/Warm Clothing, Warm Pajamas, All Toiletries, New Socks, Hats, Scarves and Gloves
The drop-off point for these much-needed items will of course be in Pantibar on Capel Street, this Saturday, December 17 from 4pm to 7pm.
In light of recent coverage of #EastWall we have established a group of residents to positively impact all members of our community #eastwallhere4all pic.twitter.com/lHcl03F7yY
— East Wall Here For All (@EW_here4all) December 9, 2022
This fantastic charity initiative in Pantibar comes as the beloved queen prepares to take the Dancing With The Stars stage by storm as the first-ever drag artist to compete in the Irish version of the show.
She will be partnered with a male professional, and because Rory O’Neill is the mind behind the iconic persona, they will be the first same-sex pairing to team up for the full duration of the competition.
Panti expressed her excitement to join the show on Twitter saying “I feel really privileged to be part of the first same-sex couple competing on Dancing with the Stars!”
She has also just wrapped her stunning new stage show If These Wigs Could Talk in the Abbey Theatre. The production “meets Panti, a drag queen at 53, after a lifetime of showbiz, shenanigans, and making a show of herself, taking this moment to question what her purpose and place in the world is now.”
For more information about the Christmas charity appeal, be sure to visit Panti over on Twitter.
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