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Ed Sheeran makes special donation to Irish charity in London

In the build-up to the launch of his new album, ÷ (divide), on March 3rd, Ed has donated an exclusive meet and greet experience and tickets to a show on his sold-out UK tour to the charity’s annual gala auction, which takes place on the same day.

The charity, which runs community services and cultural programme for the Irish in London are understandably thrilled with the donation.

Online bidding for the unique prize opened on Monday Feb 27th through the Givergy platform and the winner will be announced at the ‘Big Night Out’, at which the London Irish Centre charity’s patron, Dermot O’Leary, will speak.

This is not the first time that the songwriter has supported the work of the Camden-based charity, having donated a signed guitar and Wembley tickets to the cause back in 2015.

‘Our whole team and hugely grateful to Ed for this brilliant donation. We have been providing a wide mix of community and cultural services to the Irish in London for over 60 years. We are absolutely delighted that stars like Dermot and Ed are generously supporting this important work.’

Gary Dunne, Director of Culture, London Irish Centre Charity.

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About The London Irish Centre charity:

The London Irish Centre charity has been at the heart of the Irish community in London since 1954, providing a range of support services, as well as promoting fantastic Irish culture events throughout the year.

Supported by its patron, Dermot O’Leary, the charity actively supports those from the Irish community that need it the most - whether that be improving their housing situation, helping people to find work or providing advice and support to the vulnerable members of the city’s Irish community.

Its cultural programme is the leading Irish programme in London, with a diverse mix of concerts, festivals, seminars, exhibitions and educational courses. The Centre is also home to the recently launched London Irish Community Library and a mix of Irish music and dance schools.

‘It’s a big honour for me to be patron of the LIC. I’m very proud of my Irish heritage, my parents were part of the post war generation of immigrants who came to London to find a new life, so the London Irish community is one that is very close to my heart. I’m looking forward to helping LIC both promote Irish culture and to help them with their equally important role of helping the vulnerable in the local community’. Dermot O’Leary, Broadcaster

‘The London Irish Centre embodies what Irish people do best – those that have, helping those that need. I’d encourage everyone to support their work.’ Patrick Kielty, comedian

If you’re Irish and live in London, you’d be grateful to the London Irish Centre a hundred times a day for the way they help your fellow Irish people.’ Maeve Binchy

Registered charity number: 1149787

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