Whilst in town for their massive Slane gig last weekend, rockers Metallica made sure to leave an impact on Dublin in more ways than one.
The metal quartet made two massive donations to charity whilst in the city for rehearsals at the Olympia Theatre.
The band – comprised of Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Rob Trujillo and James Hetfield – donated €35,500 to ISPCC Childline and also donated the same amount to Arran Quay’s Capuchin Day Centre.
Both donations were made through Metallica’s ‘All Within My Hands’ foundation, which sees the group make a charitable donation to a worthy cause in every city that they play in across the world.
The foundation was established in early 2017, with the website saying that the goal of the All Within My Hands Foundation is to ‘assist and enrich the lives of members of the communities who have supported [Metallica] for so many years along with encouraging more participation from [their] fans and friends to help make the world a better place’.
In a post on the Foundation’s Instagram page announcing the donations, the rockers wrote: “This leg of Metallica’s World Wired Tour starts with a special bonus donation during rehearsal to the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People where they welcome people in need of food aid who have no home or are socially excluded and provide care with respect and dignity.”
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This leg of @metallica's #WorldWired Tour starts with a special bonus donation during rehearsal to the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People where they welcome people in need of food aid who have no home or are socially excluded and provide care with respect and dignity. #MetAtSlaneCastle #MetallicaGivesBack #AWMH
“All the fans who attended #MetAtSlaneCastle last night helped raise this money for [ISPCC Childline] and their work providing a range of services directly to children and families and advocating for change to enhance the lives of children in Ireland.”
Based on Arran Quay, the Capuchin Day Centre was founded by, and is still run by Fr Kevin Crowley.
The centre serves breakfast and dinner to hundreds daily, in addition to providing clinics and aid including clothes and supplies.