I Heart the Cranberries fundraiser – Pictured are Claire Flynn, Manager Limerick Mental Health Association and Denise Dunne, assistant director of Adapt House accepting a check for €1730 each from singer/songwriter Emma Langford (centre) from the proceeds from Emma’s fundraising concert ‘I Heart the Cranberries’. Picture: Richard Lynch/ilovelimerick.
I Heart the Cranberries fundraiser concert in aid of Adapt House and Limerick Mental Health Association is a success!
by ilovelimerick Correspondent Baoyan Zhang
I Heart the Cranberries fundraiser concert in aid of Adapt House and Limerick Mental Health Association took place in Dolans on July 5, 2018, as part of the Limerick LGBT Pride Festival 2018. The concert was a tribute to Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan and the event raised €1730 for each charity.
Over twenty artists came from all over Ireland gathered at Dolan’s to pay tribute to Dolores O’ Riordan and the music of the Cranberries. On that night, Dolan’s brilliant house band brought an explosive performance of some of the band’s chart-topping anthems, aided by leading female vocalists from Limerick and beyond.
The I Heart the Cranberries fundraiser concert not only celebrated Dolores O’ Riordan and the Cranberries but all profits from tickets and donations have gone to local charities ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services and Limerick Mental Health Association.
“I chose to suppose the Limerick Mental Health Association as Noel Hogan of the Cranberries asked that we donate funds from the show to a mental health organisation, in honour of his late friend and bandmate Dolores who often struggled with her own mental health. ADAPT is a cause that the Limerick Lady has always supported, and is a vital resource for people of all genders in Limerick and in Ireland suffering from domestic abuse. Both charities provide crucial supports here in Limerick,” she continued.
Claire Flynn, Manager of Limerick Mental Health Association said that this fund could help them continue to provide social, creative and wellness activities for adults under the care of mental health services.
“We are honoured to have been chosen as a charity partner. The event was magical and full of joy and showed how influential Dolores O’Riordan and The Cranberries were. Many people spoke how their music helped them through hard times,” said Claire
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