Following on from the fund-raising event that featured performances and chat with Ed Sheeran, Dermot O’Leary and a host of Irish talent at the London Irish Centre (LIC), the amount raised has been announced.

£250,000 was the grand total from the night and the proceeds raised will help support the development of the LIC’s charitable services and re-imagining of the London Irish Centre’s historic premises. The event was part of the LICC’s wider fundraising campaign to help further develop its charitable services and refurbish its historic Camden-based building. O’Donovan Waste were a headline sponsor of the event demonstrating their ongoing commitment to support the Irish community in London.

The night itself was a fantastic success and was enjoyed by all and garnered interest from all the Irish Media including RTE and the Irish press in London. O’Donovan Waste held a prize draw for two tickets amongst their clients and the luck winner was Neil Sheehan from Rochford Construction.

Neil said “It was an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity to see the biggest act in the music business today in a truly unique setting. My wife and I had a fantastic evening. O’Donovan have chosen a great charity to support, one that really helps any Irish men and women struggling to cope with the pressures of living in London. Thanks to all at O’Donovan Waste for the opportunity to see Ed Sheeran.”

Jacqueline O’Donovan said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that we have been a big part of this unique event. We are extremely proud of our Irish heritage and the London Irish Centre is a wonderful charity that we have a long association with. Supporting our Irish community here in London has never been more important.”

Other guests on the night included the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Laura Whitmore, Alan Carr and Courtney Cox. The full line-up of supporting artists included Annie Mac, Lisa Hannigan, Sara Cox and Stephen James Smith.