A STAR studded line up is performing at a Gala Concert next week to raise funds for charity.
The fundraiser is in support of Oatlands College’s Chaplain Fr. Tony Coote who is raising money for Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association (IMNDA) and Research Motor Neuron (RMN).
Fr. Coote was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease last March and he raised awareness of his illness by walking from Letterkenny to Ballydehob over the summer in the campaign ‘Walk While You Can’.
Fr. Coote’s said: “Since I was diagnosed I realised the only medication is 24 years old and that the Motor Neurone Disease Association can only provide three nurses for the whole country with just over 400 people living with this illness.
“Their salaries are paid for by church gate collections. Rather than just complaining about these facts I want to use my time and my voice to do something about it”.
Oatlands College are delighted to announce a star line up featuring talents Brian Kennedy, Moya Brennan, Camille O’Sullivan, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Johnny Logan, Fr. Ray Kelly & Zena Donnelly who will perform on the night.
The evening will also feature the Oatlands College Choir joined by the Rockford Manor Choir conducted by Ms. Laura Whyte and Ms. Sinead Rodger as well as the Oatlands College Senior Choir conducted by Ms. Sinead Rodger.
Tickets are priced at €30 and all funds will be donated for research for new medication RMN and to the IMNDA for the care of those living with the illness.
Sing While You Can takes place on Thursday 25th October in Church of St Thérèse, Mount Merrion at 7.30pm.
Tickets can be booked through Event Brite at www.eventbrite.ie/e/sing-while-you-can-tickets-4988546276