Niall Horan donates €100k to ALONE charity
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Singer Niall Horan has donated €100,000 to ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, to allow them to continue their work during the Covid-19 outbreak
The Westmeath native said it was a pleasure to donate to the charity.
"Through interactions with the Irish government and HSE about critical and immediate support that Ireland needed, I found out that ALONE was a charity doing fantastic work looking after older people all over the country," said Horan.
"With greater support they will be able to reach so many more, always a priority but especially during this unprecedented crisis.
ALONE said the donation will help ensure the charity's services will have the financial support they need to continue and develop.
"Our message throughout this period to every older person has been 'You are not alone'," said ALONE CEO Sean Moynihan.
"We would like to thank Niall for helping us to continue to make this a reality and support older people across Ireland.
"At the moment we are putting huge resources into keeping the national COVID-19 phone line for older people operating and ensuring that older people have the emotional and practical supports they need to get through this crisis. We want to ensure that the support we provide, which has proven so vital over the last few weeks, can continue after the crisis is over. It is supporters like Niall that help to make this happen."
ALONE continues to encourage older people who need advice or support to call their support line, 0818 222 024 from 8am-8pm, seven days a week.