, ISPCC/CHILDLINE AND RTÉ 2FM TEAM UP WITH IRELAND’S TOP ARTISTS

ISPCC/CHILDLINE AND RTÉ 2FM TEAM UP WITH IRELAND’S TOP ARTIST’S TO PRESENT A TWO WEEK LONG LIVE MUSIC EVENT

#NEVERGIVEUPONACHILDEVER

BECAUSE CHILD ABUSE DOES NOT STOP IN A PANDEMIC

TO DONATE €4 TEXT CHILDHOOD TO 50300

ISPCC / CHILDLINE in association with RTÉ 2FM, along with some of Ireland’s top artists are coming together to present a two week long digital live music event in support of children in Ireland.

Starting this Friday, 27th March at 7pm, people can tune into live performances, through each artist’s official live Instagram account and performances will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2FM every evening for thirty minutes and people can donate to support Childline and the ISPCC. Hozier will also give a very special and an exclusive performance live on the Late Late Show this coming Friday night. He wants to make an emergency appeal live to the viewers. Artist’s will perform each day at 7pm for two weeks.

Full line up of week one as follows

FRIDAY 27 MARCH – HOZIER – @hozier
SATURDAY 28 MARCH – DANNY O’REILLY – @dannythecoronas
SUNDAY 29 MARCH – WILD YOUTH – @bandwildyouth
MONDAY 30 MARCH – KODALINE – @kodaline
TUESDAY 31 MARCH – DERMOT KENNEDY – @dermotkennedy
WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL – PICTURE THIS – @bandpicturethis
THURSDAY 2 APRIL – GAVIN JAMES – @gavinjameslive

, ISPCC/CHILDLINE AND RTÉ 2FM TEAM UP WITH IRELAND’S TOP ARTISTS

WEEK TWO ANNOUNCEMENT TO FOLLOW…

Announcing the much needed fundraising campaign, the on the Jennifer Zamparelli Show on 2FM earlier, President of the ISPCC, Caroline Downey said; The ISPCC mantra is never give up on a child ever, and child abuse does not disappear in a pandemic, if anything it increases.

The stress among young people, being sexually, physically and emotionally abused and the added stress of the pandemic is putting huge demands on the Childline service. All fundraising has ceased, we are in dire need of the public support because 90% of our funding comes from the kindness and generosity of the Irish public. Through the support of all the incredible artists who are taking part and RTÉ 2FM, we hope that this new form of fundraising will enable us to keep our ISPCC/CHILDLILNE service open and running 24 hours in these unprecedented times. Childline is a vital service for children in Ireland. And we ask if you can afford it please support us by donating €4 by texting the word ‘childhood’ to 50300 and if you have a little more to spare, please go online https://www.ispcc.ie/donate-now

https://www.facebook.com/ISPCCChildline.”

Head of RTÉ 2FM, Dan Healy said; “2FM have partnered with the ISPCC over the last number of years and because of the 2FM Christmas Ball we have raised €600,000 each year for the charity. None of this could happen without the ISPCC president Caroline Downey. But this year we can’t wait until Christmas for your help. We need it now. So the artists are coming to you live from their homes on Instagram and 2FM. Come on dance and sing at home and share it on your social using the #NeverGiveUpOnChildEver and create Ireland first ever remote festival. Please donate if you can.”

Listen to Caroline Downey’s interview with Jennifer Zamparelli on 2FM here: https://soundcloud.com/rte2fm/caroline-downey-chats-to-jen-zamparelli – “All fundraising as we have known it has come to a stop so you do have to become creative. We decided to do a fundraiser in aid of the ISPCC – who is in dire need of funding, there’s been a 59% increase in calls to the charity since 17th March. Our volunteers are still going in, it’s a vital service, we need to stay open”

, ISPCC/CHILDLINE AND RTÉ 2FM TEAM UP WITH IRELAND’S TOP ARTISTS