Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Haiti fundraiser in Dolan's this Saturday

DOLAN’S and the family of Atlantic rower Sean McGowan have come together to host a fundraising night for Concern in aid of the Haiti Earthquake Appeal and the Soweto Connection, the charity the Limerick man is rowing for, this Saturday night.
Mick Dolan explained to the Limerick Chronicle that the venue were approached in the aftermath of the terrible tragedy in Haiti by Sean’s family to host a fundraiser, and as such, the venue are to throw open their doors this Saturday night for a full night’s entertainment.
“Sean’s brother contacted us after the earthquake and said they wanted to do something for Haiti and for Sean’s charity, the Soweto Connection,” explained Mick.
“A lot of the local bands were mad keen to be involved and had also approached us here about doing something, so we said we would open up the whole venue for the night,” added Mick.
The Warehouse venue will thus play host to well known trade band The O’ Malleys, the Brad Pitt Light Orchestra, Brendan Markham (pictured below) and Band, while the Upstairs venue will be graced by Mick’s own daughter Sarah (pictured above) with Dave and Band, and rockers Citizen. Other acts are set to play on the night, while the resurrected Termight’s Klub will continue after the music finishes.
Limerick rower McGowan is hoping to become the first Irish man to complete the Atlantic journey on his own, and is hoping to raise 80,000 for the Soweto Connection, a charity set up in Limerick to help families in South Africa.
Doors for the fundraiser in Dolan’s open at 8pm this Saturday night and tickets are a minimum donation of €5.

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