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Abtran is delighted to have supported the Marie Keating Foundation Concert4Cancer this year.
Presented by Ronan Keating and Anna Daly, Concert4Cancer hosted a stellar line-up of Irish and UK talent including Ed Sheeran, Gary Barlow, Riptide Movement, Aslan, Anne-Marie, Johnny Logan, Mike Denver and others.
Funds donated through the concert are going to support the Marie Keating Foundation, which has been providing free information on cancer prevention and early diagnosis, support to men and women on a cancer journey, and help for survivors adjusting to life with or after cancer, for more than 23 years. The Marie Keating Foundation’s supportive services have been in high demand as a result of COVID-19.
Marie Keating Foundation CEO Liz Yeates said “I am incredibly excited that Concert4Cancer is back for a second year, with the support of Abtran. The show included a diverse mix of musical genres, international household names, amazing Irish talent. The last 18 months has been extremely challenging for everyone, but especially for those on a cancer journey. Throughout the pandemic, the Marie Keating Foundation has worked hard to ensure we have remained there for cancer patients and survivors, giving them a safe space to turn to when times have been tough.”
Over 40 Abtran team members in Cork and Sligo jumped forward to volunteer their time over two evenings during the broadcast of the concert, to take phone donations, working within strict Covid-19 protocols.
Abtran CEO, Aisling Deasy commented, “Abtran are proud to support Concert4Cancer and the Marie Keating Foundation. We know many people who have benefited from the work of the Foundation which has been supporting individuals, families and communities for over two decades.”
Rachel McKeon of Abtran commented, “As someone who has experience of cancer related surgeries, I personally have benefited from the wonderful work of the Marie Keating Foundation. I’m so proud to work for a company that is supporting this great cause.