Ed Sheeran And Dermot O’Leary To Head Up Irish Fundraiser


The London Irish Centre charity will launch their annual Christmas Appeal on Tuesday, November 28th, but this year there will be a very special fundraiser taking place.

The annual appeal raises funds for the longstanding charity’s work in providing care, culture and community to the most vulnerable Irish in London.

However, the big coup will be the intimate gala due to take place next summer with big names heading up the event – pop superstar Ed Sheeran and the charity’s patron, Dermot O’Leary. On June 19th, in the midst of his sold out 2018 UK tour, Ed Sheeran will join Dermot O’Leary and friends for a night of music, fundraising and entertainment at the exclusive gala event in the iconic Irish community centre.

Every donation of £10 or more will be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets to the gala, with CEO Sean Kennedy stating they are ‘hugely excited’ to kick off the annual appeal.  MC for the night, Dermot O’Leary commented: “It’s a big honour for me to be patron of the LIC. I’m very proud of my Irish heritage, my parents were part of the post war generation of immigrants who came to London to find a new life, so the London Irish community is one that is very close to my heart.”

“I’m looking forward to helping LIC both promote Irish culture and to help them with their equally important role of helping the vulnerable in the local community.”

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