Thursday 8 December 2016

Nicky Byrne joins stars at sell-out fundraiser for Berkeley survivors

Alan O'Keeffe

Published 23/07/2015 | 20:49

Kate Tunney and Megan Grennan at the Berkeley Fundraiser at the Academy in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Kate Tunney and Megan Grennan at the Berkeley Fundraiser at the Academy in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Nicky Byrne at the Berkeley Fundraiser at the Academy in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Nicky Byrne with Kate Tunney and Chloe Smith at the Berkeley Fundraiser at the Academy in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Chloe Smith and Katie Dalton at the Berkeley Fundraiser at the Academy in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Sian Fitzgerald, Terenure and Kayleigh Bealin, Wicklow at the Berkeley Fundraiser at the Academy in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Jamie Lawson at the Berkeley Fundraiser at the Academy in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Friends of the survivors at the Berkeley Fundraiser at the Academy in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Nicky Byrne with (L to R) Kate Tunney & Chloe Smith (friends of students involved in the Berkeley collapse) during a fundraising concert for survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse and their families at the Academy, Abbey Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Nicky Byrne during a fundraising concert for survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse and their families at the Academy, Abbey Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Gavin James who is supporting Ed Sheeran in Croke Park during a fundraising concert for survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse and their families at the Academy, Abbey Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Andree Lebrun from Milltown & Meg Ryan from Blackrock during a fundraising concert for survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse and their families at the Academy, Abbey Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Andree Lebrun from Milltown & Meg Ryan from Blackrock during a fundraising concert for survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse and their families at the Academy, Abbey Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Gavin James with Berkeley fundraisers during a fundraising concert for survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse and their families at the Academy, Abbey Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Gavin James who is supporting Ed Sheeran in Croke Park during a fundraising concert for survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse and their families at the Academy, Abbey Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

A sell-out fundraiser for the survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse was held this evening in The Academy in Dublin.

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Large numbers of friends and former classmates of the victims were among the attendance at the Middle Abbey Street venue.

Jamie Lawson at the Berkeley Fundraiser at the Academy in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Jamie Lawson at the Berkeley Fundraiser at the Academy in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron

Dubliner Gavin James said he didn’t think twice about adding his name to the line up for the charity gig.

The singer, whose star continues to rise worldwide, was in town to play with his pal Ed Sheeran tonight.

Kate Tunney and Megan Grennan at the Berkeley Fundraiser at the Academy in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Kate Tunney and Megan Grennan at the Berkeley Fundraiser at the Academy in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron

“I just felt I had to do it when one of the organisers contacted me. I just had to because it’s such a good cause,” he told the Herald.

“I’m only back so I’ll be playing through jetlag,” he joked.

Gavin James with Berkeley fundraisers during a fundraising concert for survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse and their families at the Academy, Abbey Street, Dublin.
Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Gavin James with Berkeley fundraisers during a fundraising concert for survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse and their families at the Academy, Abbey Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

It is a whirlwind trip home for the singer as will re-join superstar singer Sam Smith on tour this Sunday.

Two members of Kodaline, Steve Garrigan and Mark Prendergast, also took to the stage last night

Among a large number of bands and performers, all of whom gave their services free were Mundy, Daft Funk, The Fontaines and The Dublin Gospel Choir, Knights of Leon, Kurtis Wade, Heroes in Hiding, Jape, I’m Your Vinyl, and Neon Atlas and more while Westlife’s Nicky Byrne presented.

Tickets were priced at €25 and all proceeds go to the students who suffered life-changing injuries when the balcony gave way in California last month.

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