Event Raised over €450,000 For Cancer.
On the 28th August, Riverdance appeared on Concert4Cancer, broadcast on Virgin Media Ireland. The event also featured performances from Nathan Carter, Brian Kennedy, Gary Barlow, Aimée, Kodaline, The Coronas and Ronan Keating.
The Concert4Cancer raised over €450,000 for the Marie Keating Foundation, one of the largest cancer charities in Ireland. The charity was founded in 2001 in memory of Marie Keating, Ronan’s mother, who passed away in 1998 from breast cancer at the young age of 51.
Director/co-founder of Riverdance, John McColgan explained why the troupe was excited to get involved with this charity project.
“When we were approached to get involved in this Concert4Cancer we were absolutely delighted to do so. We felt that if Riverdance can use the power of its music, its dance and its reach, to help this great cause, then we absolutely have to do what we can to lend our support.”
One of the troupe members, World Champion, Elliot Kwelele took to the stage for the second time with Riverdance as part of their flying squad. He shared on his Instagram account.
Elliot pictured - front row far right