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Concert4Cancer Is The TV Gig Happening Next Friday Featuring Ronan Keating, Gary Barlow & Nathan Carter

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10:53 18 Aug 2020

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Big names in the Irish and UK music scene have teamed up for Concert4Cancer.

The televised event is happening on 28th August with aims to raise vital funds for cancer support services in Ireland.

The lineup includes: Ronan Keating, Gary Barlow, Nathan Carter, Paddy Casey, Brian Kennedy, Lisa Lambe, Lisa McHugh and Hot House Flowers.

All money raised on the night will go to the Marie Keating Foundation.

The income of the Foundation has been devastated by the pandemic, with funds down 35-40%.

In addition, the charity has had to mobilise and move services online, all at an extra cost.

Speaking about the event, Marie Keating Foundation patron, Ronan Keating said, 'It is 22 years since I lost my Mam to breast cancer. She was just 51 when she died and our whole family was devastated.'

'There isn’t anyone in Ireland who hasn’t been affected by cancer in some way and the COVID-19 pandemic has really highlighted how crucial it is that cancer patients have access to information they can trust and support they can rely on.'

'The Marie Keating Foundation has been hit hard by the cancellation of so many of their fundraising events but their team has never stopped working to ensure their services are supporting cancer patients and survivors many of whom are continuing to cocoon.'

Ronan finished, 'I am so grateful to all of these amazing acts for giving so generously of their time and talent for this great cause and to everyone who is able to donate and does so, thank you from the bottom of my heart.'

Concert4Cancer airs at 9pm on Friday 28th August on Virgin Media One.

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