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Thursday 31 July 2014

Jamie joins campaign to raise funds for Concern

John Manning

Published 17/09/2013|15:45

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Jamie Hagan from Balbriggan and his team, London Irish, will be collecting for Concern at their game against Exeter.

BALBRIGGAN rugby star, Jamie Hagan is fronting a campaign for his club team, London Irish, to raise funds for Concern Worldwide.

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BALBRIGGAN rugby star, Jamie Hagan is fronting a campaign for his club team, London Irish, to raise funds for Concern Worldwide.

For the second year running, the club has chosen the Irish-based aid organisation as its charity of the year and Balbriggan man, Jamie, is delighted with the choice.

London Irish and Ireland International prop, Jamie Hagan said: 'Growing up in Dublin I have always been aware of Concern's great work in the world's poorest countries, so I am delighted that London Irish have announced Concern as their charity partner for a second year.

'In 2012 Concern managed to reach 24 million people, I'm sure with the help of our wonderful supporters this year they will be able to help even more.'

The renewal of the partnership between Concern Worldwide and London Irish will be marked at London Irish's game against Exeter Chiefs at the Madejski stadium on September 21 where Concern volunteers will be asking game-goers to dig deep and give what they can to the charity

Since the launch of the partnership last year, London Irish has helped Concern raise almost €4,000 at their home games which has gone to fight hunger in 26 of the world's poorest countries.

Rose Caldwell, Executive Director at Concern said: 'We're thrilled that London Irish has decided to partner with us for another season.

'One in eight people go hungry every day and this limits everything for them. They are starved of hope and opportunity. But the funds raised by the loyal London Irish supporters are helping us to change this and to work with communities to make long-lasing improvements in their lives.'

London Irish CEO, Andy Martin said: 'We are delighted to be working with Concern Worldwide for a second year. It was fantastic to see our supporters giving so generously last season to such a worthy cause.

'Concern is working tirelessly as an organisation to tackle poverty and hunger in the poorest parts of the world and we are happy to be supporting this effort.'

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