UNICEF Ireland would like to thank UNICEF Ambassador Robbie Williams following his announcement that his recent Dublin concert raised €324,877.87 to be shared between UNICEF Ireland and Childline.
UNICEF Ireland would like to thank Denis Desmond and concert promoters, MCD, for not taking any fee from the concert at the 02 in Dublin on Sept 14th and keeping all costs associated with the concert to a minimum. We would also like to thank the staff of the 02 arena for all of their assistance.
Acknowledging the support of Robbie Williams, Peter Power, UNICEF Ireland Executive Director said:
“We would like to thank Robbie Williams today for this extraordinarily generous gift to UNICEF Ireland. Robbie’s commitment to UNICEF has spanned many years and he has been an Ambassador for UNICEF in the UK since 2001. The funds raised by Robbie’s concert will go towards our continuing work for child survival across the world. In the same week when we announced that the number of under-five child deaths has dropped more than 40% since 1990—a figure that demonstrates it is possible to radically reduce child mortality, Robbie’s donation to UNICEF Ireland will go towards UNICEF’s on-going mission to eliminate preventable child deaths and to provide children across the globe with the opportunity to thrive.”
UNICEF Ireland would also like to congratulate Robbie and his wife Ayda on becoming parents this week as they welcomed the arrival of their baby daughter Theodora Rose on Tuesday afternoon.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives, providing health care and immunisations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF Ireland supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education here in Ireland. Together, we are working toward the day when zero children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit www.unicef.ie.
For reference: Julianne Savage, UNICEF Ireland email@example.com