Niall Horan Reveals That Almost €800,000 Has Been Raised From Virtual Gigs
"We couldn't do it without these livestreams and the great Irish acts that we've got."
Since before lockdown began many artists have been holding virtual gigs at home as anything in real life is cancelled. However so many of these that we have watched are not only for our entertainment, but have been raising money for charity.
In Niall Horan’s case, he joined other stars like Hozier, Mark Feehily from Westlife, Picture This and Gavin James in performing ay home in aid of Childline and the ISPCC.
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Dear Patience is a song I wrote at a time when I felt like I needed to be more patient with things and now that we’re all holed up at home , it feels like we could all use a little patience . Thanks to my bud @jimmyfallon for having me on his show to perform this the other day . Hope you’re all well x
Niall spoke about he massive influx of calls these charities have been receiving; “Childline are getting a mad amount of calls and seriously need our help right now.”
Sharing the amount of money they raised Niall said he had spoken with the president of the ISPCC, Caroline Downey and; “she told me that over the last two weeks we have raised over €789,000 for Childline.”
“That is going to go an unbelievable way to help Childline and the ISPCC answer all those calls and then get them back on their feet when this is all over.
“We couldn’t do it without these livestreams and the great Irish acts that we’ve got and I’m happy that I got to take and be the last one.”
Niall also shared that he is “lucky enough to come from a very loving wholesome family. But I’m one of the lucky ones.”
Childline can be contacted by any child or young person by calling 1800 66 66 66 (24 hours a day), texting to 50101 (10am – 4am daily) or chatting online at Childline.ie (10am – 4am every day).
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