Tuesday 21 October 2014

Beyonce's latest good deed strikes a chord with homeless charity

Published 06/03/2014 | 02:30

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Pop sensation Beyonce Knowles is once again teaming up with Dublin's Simon Community to help the capital's homeless charity.

It is the second time Beyonce has partnered with Dublin's Simon Community – last year she asked fans to bring old clothes and toiletries to her concert as part of her #BeyGOOD initiative.

The initiative aims to help homeless individuals, seriously ill children and citizens in need of employment who will benefit from monetary and clothing donations.

In 2013, the 'Irreplaceable' singer helped to raise over €2,000 and 50 bags of secondhand clothes for Dublin's Simon Community.

CEO of Dublin's Simon Community Sam McGuinness is extremely grateful for the star's continued support.

"On behalf of the Dublin Simon Community, we would like to thank Beyonce and her team for choosing us as their local charity partner for a second year," he said.

"It is incredible to have a star of her stature support the Simon Community. The donations raised are extremely important to the people who rely on us."

This year, Beyonce is asking fans to support the #BeyGOOD movement by making monetary donations at assigned tables in Dublin's O2 during her upcoming concert.

Ticket holders who make a donation will receive an official #BeyGOOD sticker and will be in with a chance to receive a seat upgrade to one of two VIP areas; the BeyHive or the BeyStage.

The star is also donating two VIP tickets for her concert – part of the Mrs Carter World Tour – at Dublin's O2 to the charity. The tickets will be auctioned on eBay later this week and Simon Community is confident they will sell well.

Beyonce will support local charities in Cologne, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona and Lisbon under the #BeyGOOD initiative.

Tickets for the first three Irish concerts from March 8-11 sold out in 20 minutes before Aiken Promotions announced a fourth date on March 12.

Irish Independent

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