SOCIAL PHOTOS: Walking On Cars gig at Cork City Hall fundairses for CUH Children’s Ward #CUHHeroes

17 November 2019, Sunday
By Bryan Smyth
bryan@TheCork.ie

Entertainment

Irish indie rock band, Walking on Cars, headlined a charity concert to help kit out Cork University Hospital’s (CUH) new €40m Childrens’ unit. The Dingle based four-piece, played in Cork City Hall last night.

The event was hosted by Today FM’s Fergal Darcy.

The Children’s Unit at CUH runs 30 outpatient clinics, one day-ward, and two inpatient-wards. It’s one of the busiest units of its kind in the country, serving a catchment area of more than one million people and treating up to 20,000 children annually. Despite this, up to 95% of its young patients receive all their treatment on site, with just 5% requiring referral to the Dublin children’s hospitals.

At just €75 tickets sold out fast.

Comic Book Artist Will Sliney with his wife Laura at the CUH Children’s Unit fundraising concert #cuhheroes at Cork City Hall on Saturday night. Pic: Brian Lougheed
From left: Orla Kiely, Louise Conway, Louise Healy and Michelle Kiely at the CUH Children’s Unit fundraising concert #cuhheroes at Cork City Hall on Saturday night. Pic: Brian Lougheed
Ann Doherty, Chief Executive of Cork City Council with her husband Jim Vaughan at the CUH Children’s Unit fundraising concert #cuhheroes at Cork City Hall on Saturday night. Pic: Brian Lougheed
Sisters Jodi (left) and Megan Pardy at the CUH Children’s Unit fundraising concert #cuhheroes at Cork City Hall on Saturday night. Pic: Brian Lougheed
Irish band Walking On Cars performing at the CUH Children’s Unit fundraising concert #cuhheroes at Cork City Hall on Saturday night. Pic: Brian Lougheed
Gillian Kelleher (centre) of CUH and concert organiser) with Walking On Cars band members Paul Flannery, Sorcha Durham, Patrick Sheehy and Evan Hodnett at the CUH Children’s Unit fundraising concert #cuhheroes at Cork City Hall on Saturday night. Pic: Brian Lougheed
Margaret O’Regan (Event Plan) at the CUH Children’s Unit fundraising concert #cuhheroes at Cork City Hall on Saturday night. Pic: Brian Lougheed
MC and Radio presenter Fergal Darcy (2nd. left) with CUH Heroes, from left: Rugby star Peter Stringer, Brendan Boyle, Will Sliney, Derval O’Rourke and Orlagh Farmer at the CUH Children’s Unit fundraising concert #cuhheroes at Cork City Hall on Saturday night. Pic: Brian Lougheed
Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald, deputising for the Lord Mayor of Cork at the CUH Children’s Unit fundraising concert #cuhheroes at Cork City Hall on Saturday night. Pic: Brian Lougheed
David King, author of “But Really” with superheroes at the CUH Children’s Unit fundraising concert #cuhheroes at Cork City Hall on Saturday night. Pic: Brian Lougheed
Sean O’Sullivan and his wife Lisa at the CUH Children’s Unit fundraising concert #cuhheroes at Cork City Hall on Saturday night. Pic: Brian Lougheed
Children and their families from the CUH Children’s Ward were invited to attend a special performance by Irish band Walking On Cars and also paid a visit to the Fire Brigade on Anglesea Street prior to the CUH Children’s Unit fundraising concert #cuhheroes at Cork City Hall on Saturday night. Pictured: Emma Sheehan (12) from Carrignavar with Walking On Cars band members Evan Hodnett, Paul Flannery, Patrick Sheehy and Sorcha Durham. Pic: Brian Lougheed
Pictured: Lauren O’Sullivan (9) from Carrignavar; brothers Daniel (9) and Shaun O’Sullivan from Hollyhilll with Walking On Cars band members Evan Hodnett, Paul Flannery, Patrick Sheehy and Sorcha Durham. Pic: Brian Lougheed
Children and their families from the CUH Children’s Ward were invited to attend a special performance by Irish band Walking On Cars and also paid a visit to the Fire Brigade on Anglesea Street prior to the CUH Children’s Unit fundraising concert #cuhheroes at Cork City Hall on Saturday night. Pic: Brian Lougheed
Darragh O’Callaghan (12) from Belgooly with fire officer Will Dunne. Pic: Brian Lougheed
Pictured: Red Watch firefighters Alan O’Leary and John Treacy with Alex Sheehan (10). Pic: Brian Lougheed
David King, author of “But Really” with superheroes at the CUH Children’s Unit fundraising concert #cuhheroes at Cork City Hall on Saturday night. Pic: Brian Lougheed

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