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Cobh Bands come together for Red Cross Ukraine Fundraiser April 22nd



On Friday 22nd some of Cobh’s finest bands will be performing in The Commodore Hotel for the Red Cross’ work in Ukraine. Six bands in all, from veterans Dr Doc & The Side Effects to transition year rock band Telassa will be on stage from 7.30pm to 12am.

The Urge, Sway, The Hitmen and Ruth O’Brien’s band will all perform in the Jack Doyle Ballroom, with tickets for sale at the door, and all sales handled by Cobh Red Cross. Everyone is performing for free.

“We all felt we might be able to contribute more through an event like this than just with individual contributions” said Jim Quinlan, singer with Sway, and one time mayor of Cobh. “The Red Cross seems the obvious choice as they are so active on the ground in Ukraine and also have a network here in Cobh that could look after collecting cash.”

A similar event in The Commodore Jack Doyle Room in 2018 raised €5000 for autism charity, The Rainbow Club, which resulted in equipment being donated to St Joseph’s national school’s special unit.

“The Red Cross relies on charitable contributions for all the important work we do, which saves lives after all,” said Hylda Murphy, Treasurer of Cobh Red Cross. “Events like this that help us raise funds and draw attention to the vital work we do everywhere are always welcome.”

“This is a chance for the Cobh community to pull together and contribute: Dance or Donate – and hopefully have a laugh doing it. So it’s a win-win – and it’s important we do something.”

“This is a non-political event of course,“ said Mr Quinlan. “We may all have our views but this is just about helping the civilians so brutally affected by this. It’s an easy way for people to contribute.”

Tickets cost just €15 – and the Red Cross will sell all tickets and collect inside. Tickets can now be purchased from reception at The Commodore Hotel.

If you cannot go, or want to retain your hearing you can still DONATE here – which goes straight to Irish Red Cross’ emergency appeal

Please do and bring -or alert- your friends.

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