Sunday 21 January 2018

Dublin's Got Talent charity fundraiser to benefit Aware

Savills director Gavin Butler, Mary Byrne and Savills chairman Roland O’Connell, at the launch
Savills director Gavin Butler, Mary Byrne and Savills chairman Roland O’Connell, at the launch
Ronald Quinlan

Ronald Quinlan

'Dublin's Got Talent', a talent show fundraiser organised by Savills Ireland, returns to the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin on Thursday October 26 next. All proceeds will go the national mental health charity, Aware.

Mary Byrne of 'X Factor' fame and a participant in RTE's celebrity Operation Transformation, was in Dublin this week to launch the fourth instalment of the popular event which is based on the format of Britain's Got Talent.

Since its inception in 2014, Dublin's Got Talent has raised more than €150,000 for Irish charities including Focus Ireland, the Childhood Cancer Foundation, and the Children's Medical Research Foundation (CNRF) at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin.

This year's beneficiary will be Aware - the national organisation providing support, education and information services around depression, bipolar and related mood disorders.

Mary Byrne will lead a star-studded panel of judges on the night, including former Eurovision winner Linda Martin, rugby analyst and children's book author, Brent Pope.

Commenting on his organisation's selection as charity partner for the event, Aware CEO Dominic Layden said: "Corporate donations and fundraising account for 75pc of our annual funding so we really depend on the generosity of organisations such as Savills to provide the important services that we deliver throughout the country."

Savills Ireland chairman Roland O'Connell said: "This year, we are delighted to partner with Aware. The work they do to support those with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues is so important, and we are delighted to support them by donating all proceeds generated on the night."

Anyone who would like to take part or attend can visit savills.ie to register.

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