** UPDATE: NICKY WILL NO LONGER PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT **
Vincent Whelan is organising an indoor football tournament to raise funds for Jigsaw, The National Centre for Youth Mental Health, to highlight youth mental health and suicide. The event is set to take place on Sunday, August 27th at 10am at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.
Vincent told InTallaght: “So as we get closer we have confirmed a Free Style football team by Street Soccer Ireland, a Bohs legends team captained by Celtic legend Paul Byrne, Irish musicians including The Coronas and special guests, a team of celebs, a team of former League of Ireland professionals and some Shamrock Rovers management and coaches. I want to be able to help anyway possible with the prevention of suicide. Football is a great way of bringing people together and with having so many high profile people in attendance on the day of the event it shows we all want to help and reach out to people who need reaching out to.”
Nicky will be one of the artists participating, as well Irish star Stephanie Roche, Dessie and Richie Baker, League of Ireland players Killian Brennan and Jay Byrne plus Richie Kiely, Paddy Holahan and Brian Ormond.
It’s been announced that RTÉ2fm are partnering up with the European Broadcasting Union and The BBC to bring us Ariana Grande’s “One Love” Benefit Concert, live Manchester’s Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Nicky will be presenting the whole event from Dublin on RTÉ 2fm this Sunday, June 4th at 6:00PM IRE time.
The Benefit concert brings together some of the biggest pop stars in the world, including: Take That, Niall Horan, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Robbie Williams and Little Mix; where everything raised will be going to the Red Cross’s Manchester Emergency Fund. The event comes less than two weeks after 22 people died and 116 were injured in a suicide bombing after Grande’s concert at the city’s arena.
As part of the campaign, people can host ice cream parties this May or June and HB Ice Cream will send them some amazing party packs, as well as vouchers for HB Hazelbrook Farm Ice Cream. It’s all about raising money for Down Syndrome Ireland, that’s focussed on being the primary source of information and support to people with Down syndrome and their families. If you’d like to get in touch, click here.
You might be familiar with Breast Cancer Ireland’sStrictly Against Breast Cancer, since Nicky’s MC’d a couple of times. This year they’re organising the Battle Of The Stars, where survivors of breast cancer will perform on the night, along with a few surprise guests. New combinations will also be created in order to showcase a range of previously unseen singing, acting and dancing talents.
Like previous years, Nicky will host the event! Many celebrities will also be there, including Elaine Crowley, Eoghan McDermott, Shane Byrne, Jenny Buckley, Gerald Kean, Dave Crowley, George McMahon, Dave O Sullivan, Jenny Dixon and more.
Here’s what you need to know:
Event Date & Time: April 8th at 6:30pm
Tickets Cost: €150 PP.
Venue: The Intercontinental Hotel
Address: Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
You can register and book your table or individual ticket, by clicking here.
UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation, announced that Soccer Aid 2016 raised £6.6 million, smashing all of their previous records! The big event took place at Old Trafford on 5th June 2016, where celebrities, football legends and a crowd of almost 70,000 people came together for the 10th Anniversary of the star-studded event.
“We said we wanted to smash our fundraising record for Unicef and we did it! Thank you so much to everyone who came to the match or donated on the night; you helped make it the biggest and best Soccer Aid so far. In the ten years since Soccer Aid began we’ve raised £24 million for Unicef so they can help keep even more children safe. That’s incredible and something we could only dream of when Soccer Aid began all those years ago.”
This year’s 2fm Xmas Ball to support ISPCC Childline was a total success! Raising €10,000 more euros than last year; they donated a total of €460,000! Congratulations to everyone involved! Nicky was amongst the presenters of the night, and he got the crowd cheering when he asked for his famous Mexican wave. If you watch the videos, you’ll notice that his voice wasn’t 100% there, so I want to wish him a very speedy recovery.
The 5th Annual NMH Fashion Show helping Holles Street took place over a week ago, and as you know, Nicky hosted the event. UTV’sThe Pulse was there, and they interviewed him. Special thank you to Susie for sending us the clip, since many fans couldn’t watch from the official website.
As you know, Nicky and Jenny were interviewed on RTÉ’s Today Show with Maura and Daithi. They talked about Jenny’s upcoming concert with the 2fm Orchestra at the 3Arena, and this year’s 2fm Xmas Ball in aid of ISPCC, taking place on December 3rd. To finish, they played a bit of a reinvention of the famous Mr. and Mrs. Game show! Gotta love these two.
The year keeps getting busier for Nicky. What with his music, football, radio – And now the two upcoming events he’ll be presenting! Announced today, Nicky will be the host of the 5th Annual NMH Fashion Show, helping Holles Street, that’ll take place on Friday, November 18th at 7:30 at the The Great Hall, Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
Individual tickets are €100 per person, and they can be booked by filling in the form HERE.
We are delighted that Nicky Byrne will be joining us as the host of the 5th NMHF Fashion Show. Thank you @NickyByrne and @GginaAhernByrne
This year’s 2fm Xmas Ball in Aid of ISPCC has just been announced! The event will take place at the 3Arena in Dublin, on December 3rd. The concert will be hosted by none other than the RTÉ 2fm Presenters, including Nicky!
Special guests: Kodaline, Picture This, The Academic, All Tvvins, Brian Deady, Aine Cahill, and Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra.
Tickets cost €39.50.
They go on sale on September 29th from 9am at Ticketmaster and all the usual outlets.
Last year’s 2FM Xmas Ball raised more than €400,000 for the children’s charity ISPCC. More info: click here!