- 23 Mar 17
Despite the car crash which claimed the life of the singer’s young niece, The Stunning’s Galway benefit show in aid of five female NUIG lecturers’ equality cases will still go ahead next week…
Steve Wall of The Stunning has expressed his heartfelt thanks to all who have supported his family following what he described as a “tragedy beyond belief” that happened in Co. Clare last week.
He was referring to a car crash on the N85 Ennis to Ennistymon road, in which his beloved niece Estlin Wall, who was due to turn four this week, was fatally injured, and his younger brother, Vinnie, sustained serious injuries. The little girl passed away in Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin on Saturday, in the arms of her American mother, Amy, who is also nursing the couple’s 12-week-old baby Mannix. Estlin was buried in Ennistymon yesterday. Vinnie remains in a coma in hospital with serious head injuries.
Shortly after the accident, the Ennistymon community set up a fundraising page to provide Amy with some financial assistance for the tough road ahead, and to aid Vinnie’s rehabilitation. So far the ‘Vinnie and Amy Fund’ has raised more than €70,000.
The Wall family have requested that any further donations be forwarded to Temple Street Children’s Hospital. To donate, visit www.ifundraise.ie.
Hot Press extends its deepest sympathies to the Wall family at this terribly trying time.
Despite the tragedy, The Stunning – formed by Steve and his other brother Joe in the late ‘80s - will still be headlining at a special benefit concert that will take place at Galway’s Black Box Theatre on March 29th. The concert, which will also feature recent Hot Press cover star Tommy Tiernan and local act My Fellow Sponges, is in support of five female lecturers’ equality cases against NUI Galway.
For further details, visit www.tht.ie