Sony Pixel Power calrec Sony

6.6 million reasons to be thankful as details of RT Toy Show Appeal announced

05/03/2021

Magic of The Late Late Toy Show to spread joy around the country in 2021 and beyond.

6.6 million from RT Toy Show Appeal to be distributed to children's charities, with Barnardos, Children's Health Foundation, and Children's Books Ireland among the lead beneficiaries.

Inspired to donate by incredible special guests Saoirse Ruane and Adam King, viewers of The Late Late Toy Show helped to make it a night to remember in over six million ways last November.

For the first time in its history, the show offered the opportunity for viewers to help children in families in need through the RT Toy Show Appeal, and the level of donation surpassed all expectations.

Half of the proceeds will be shared among Barnardos Ireland, Children's Health Foundation and Children's Books Ireland. The rest of the monies in the fund will be made available for children's charities in an open call for grants to be managed by The Community Foundation for Ireland and Community Foundation Northern Ireland.

The grants have been awarded as follows:

Barnardos- 1.5 million

Children's Health Foundation- 1.5 million

Children's Books Ireland- 302,690

Community Foundation Northern Ireland- 662,335

The remaining 2.7 million will be made available for children's charities in an open call for grants to be managed by The Community Foundation for Ireland, RT 's registered charity partner. More details on the grant application process are available via www.communityfoundation.ie.

Dee Forbes, Director-General RT , said: The Late Late Toy Show holds a special place in the hearts and homes of so many families across the country, and around the world. The RT Toy Show Appeal was an idea that really resonated with our audience, and their incredible generosity will achieve great things and for that we're hugely grateful. It is a legacy we want to continue to build on and this is the beginning of an exciting journey in helping many more children in years to come.

Denise Charlton, Chief Executive of The Community Foundation for Ireland commented: The generosity of Late Late Toy Show viewers is being turned into actions to benefit children and families. Young lives will be transformed. Frontline services which engage, protect, and care for children are often a lifeline. What we have witnessed is a huge public endorsement of that work with an outpouring of support, the likes of which has not been seen before.

Barnardos, the Children's Health Foundation, and Children's Books Ireland today outlined more details as to how the grants will be used to improve the lives of thousands of children in 2021 and for years to come.

Children's Health Foundation will use the RT Toy Show Appeal grant to support children and their families who attend CHI hospitals and urgent care centres on all stages of their treatment journey, by funding vital and life-saving equipment to enable faster diagnoses, improve treatments and outcomes; by funding treats, activities and entertainment that bring joy and smiles to sick children; through new services like a phlebotomy service tailored for children with Autism and through supporting new seed research to develop the cures of tomorrow.

Barnardos will use the money granted to provide specialist bereavement support and counselling for grieving children, support interventions for families in crisis, the creation of therapeutic spaces in our centres, which 20,000 children and families will have access to, and the development of best practice programmes to support the most vulnerable children at risk.

Children's Books Ireland will work closely with primary schools over a three-year period - giving them a substantial collection of contemporary books that reflects the diversity and inclusiveness of modern Ireland. Each school will be supported by an artist as a Champion of Reading who will work to develop a culture of reading, and the results will be measured so that Children's Books Ireland can advocate for every child's right to be a reader, regardless of their circumstances.

Ryan Tubridy said: We want to offer a huge thank you to every single person who donated. We were quite simply overwhelmed with the response from an audience who have been so, so giving. It's safe to say our expectations were exceeded, beyond all our hopes. Children like Saoirse and Adam inspired and lifted the nation when we really needed it. It's important that we look after them and children across Ireland for years to come through the RT Toy Show Appeal. This money is really going to make a difference - thank you all.

On tonight's Late Late Show (Friday), Toy Show stars Saoirse Ruane, Adam King and Michael Moloney will once again join Ryan, to speak about how their lives have been since their memorable appearances on the show last November. Nine-year-old Saoirse from Galway was the inspiration behind the RT Toy Show Appeal, winning the hearts of the nation on the night.
LINK: https://about.rte.ie/2021/03/05/6-6-million-reasons-to-be-thankful-as-...
See more stories from rte

Most recent headlines

21/04/2021

UiPath: The Automation IPO

Our first meeting with Daniel at Fish House in Bucharest. Try the Salt-Crusted Sea Bass! By Eric Liaw, Alex Lim, Jules Maltz, and Jason Kong Today, we are exc...

21/04/2021

ITV named a Top 10 Inclusive Employer by the British LGBT Awards

ITV named a Top 10 Inclusive Employer by the British LGBT Awards ITV has been named as one of the top 10 most inclusive employers by the prestigious British LG...

21/04/2021

First look image of Marsha Thomason as DS Jenn Townsend

First look image of Marsha Thomason as DS Jenn Townsend Guest cast announced The Bay Series 3 The Bay adds over one million viewers as an average of 8 milli...

21/04/2021

Fox Corporation Executives to Discuss Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Results Via Webcast

Fox Corporation Executives to Discuss Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Result...

21/04/2021

TechnipFMC Awarded a Significant Subsea Contract for Petrobras' Marlim and Voador Fields

Press release | April 20 2021 TechnipFMC Awarded a Significant Subsea Contract...

21/04/2021

Colour Online: Film Awards Season Webinar. Thursday, April 29

Let's celebrate the recent nominees and winners of this year's awards season. Register now FilmLight is hosting a discussion with the talents who have...

21/04/2021

Delphine Ernotte Cunci, EBU President, launches the TV Assembly 2021

Delphine Ernotte Cunci, EBU President, launches the TV Assembly 2021...

21/04/2021

Cisco Commits $100 Million to Help Address Climate Crisis

News Summary: The Cisco Foundation is committing $100 million over ten years to help reverse the impact of climate change. Cisco will move the needle on cli...

21/04/2021

Seniors Become Tech in Spain with Onliners and Old Timers

Gestmusic, a Banijay Iberia company, confirms it will produce Onliners and Old Timers (Canvi de Xip) in collaboration with Catalan Ministry of Culture for TV3. ...

21/04/2021

Avid and Dolby Deliver Industry First Pro Tools Dolby Atmos Production Course and Certification

Avid and Dolby Deliver Industry First Pro Tools Dolby Atmos Production Course ...

21/04/2021

IBC set to go ahead as planned in September

Fall back dates for December are still in place, and an announcement on that is expected to be made in June By Jenny Priestley Published: April 21, 2021 Fa...

21/04/2021

Orchestral Tools launch Tallinn

Chamber music with a Baltic twist Berlin-based sampling experts Orchestral Tools have just announced the release of Tallinn, a 43GB (92GB uncompressed) soft...

21/04/2021

YouTube Select Adds Seasonal Sponsorship Opportunities

YouTube said that it will be making seasonal sponsorships available as part of its Select premium advertising product, allowing marketers to own the top mom'...

21/04/2021

Primetime Ratings Monday: Fox on Top With 9-1-1'

Fox won the Monday ratings race with the return of 9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lone Star. Fox rated a 0.9 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 6 share. In s...

21/04/2021

PTC Issues Cord-Cutters Guide to Streaming Services

In its first report under its rebrand as the Parents Television & Media Counsel, PTC said there are upsides and downsides to streaming media that families need ...

21/04/2021

Syndication Ratings: Aaron Rodgers Leads Jeopardy!' to Weekly Win

Aaron Rodgers, playing guest host for two weeks, gave CBS Media Ventures' Jeopardy! a big boost in the session ending April 11. Rodgers, the star quarterbac...

21/04/2021

Deadliest Catch: Bloodline' on Discovery Plus April 20

A new season of Deadliest Catch: Bloodline is on Discovery Plus April 20. Captain Josh Harris and business partner Casey McManus venture to Hawaii after discove...

21/04/2021

Netflix Adds Just 4 Million New Subscribers in 1st Quarter

Netflix added just 3.98 million streaming subscribers worldwide in the first quarter after adding 15.77 million a year ago as the COVID-19 pandemic set in....

21/04/2021

Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict: Networks Break Into Regularly Scheduled Programming

Derek Chauvin was found guilty Tuesday of murdering George Floyd on three separa...

21/04/2021

Nielsen Exec Kelly Abcarian Takes Post at NBCU Advertising

Kelly Abcarian, the long-time Nielsen executive, is joining NBCUniversal's advertising and partnerships division as executive, measurement & impact....

21/04/2021

CBS Gives the 2021 ACM Awards TV's Biggest Promo Push

B&C has partnered with always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv to bring you a weekly chart we call Promo Mojo: exclusive data showing the t...

21/04/2021

Roku Sets Roku Originals Brand With Quibi Content

Roku said that it will launch a Roku Originals brand starting with the content it acquired from Quibi, the short-lived short-form mobile-first subscription serv...

21/04/2021

Sky Italia CEO steps down

Maximo Ibarra is due to leave the broadcaster this summer By Jenny Priestley Published: April 21, 2021 Maximo Ibarra is due to leave the broadcaster this s...

21/04/2021

LiveU Lauded by Frost and Sullivan for LU800, Its Comprehensive 5G Production Unit for Broadcasters

Based on its recent analysis of theNorth American 5G network applications market...

21/04/2021

Rights-Cleared Pool Feed of First U.S. Presidential Address to Joint Session of Congress Offered on Cloud-Based TVU MediaSource Platform

TVU Networks, a market and technology leader in cloud and IP-based live video so...

21/04/2021

Apple announce new iMac & iPad Pro

All-in-one computer features a Dolby Atmos array Apple have just announced a new iMac design - the first in their long line of all-in-one computers to be ba...

21/04/2021

SES Signs MoU with Kazakhstan Government on O3b mPOWER Connectivity Services

Subsidiary of Kazakhstan's Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry and SES will collaborate to deliver high-speed data services v...

21/04/2021

TobyMac Tour Carries DiGiCo On One Of North America's First

NASHVILLE, Tennessee - April 2021 - Although TobyMac's Hits Deep Tour has been an annual late-winter tradition for a number of years now, this year's tr...

21/04/2021

Smart water meters can help the UK reduce its greenhouse gas emissions

The full report can be downloaded here or from www.waterwise.org.uk 21 April 2021, UK, London: Fitting one million smart water meters in the UK each year for t...

21/04/2021

TRADING UPDATE 1Q21

TRADING UPDATE 1Q21 Regulated information - Inside information Strong orderbook offers encouraging signs of recovery Kortrijk, Belgium, 21 April 2021, 7:3...

21/04/2021

Mo-Sys takes virtual production to a truer focus

Mo-Sys takes virtual production to a truer focus data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg data-srcset=ht...

21/04/2021

Durable Goods Signs Director Katharina Baron

Durable Goods Signs Director Katharina Baron data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg data-srcset=https:...

21/04/2021

NewTek 3Play 3P2 Delivers The Best Plays, Played Better: Replay in Affordable, Stunning 4K

NewTek 3Play 3P2 Delivers The Best Plays, Played Better: Replay in Affordable, S...

21/04/2021

Cooke Optics appoints Andy Buckland as Director of Product Management

Cooke Optics appoints Andy Buckland as Director of Product Management data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthu...

21/04/2021

SXSW Feature Film I'm Fine (Thank You For Asking) Shoots and Finishes with Blackmagic Design

SXSW Feature Film I'm Fine (Thank You For Asking) Shoots and Finishes with B...

21/04/2021

Rights-Cleared Pool Feed of First U.S. Presidential Address to Joint Session of Congress Offered on Cloud-Based TVU MediaSource Platform

Rights-Cleared Pool Feed of First U.S. Presidential Address to Joint Session of ...

21/04/2021

Creative House Studios Debuts ARRI Lighting Upgrades & More

Creative House Studios Debuts ARRI Lighting Upgrades & More data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg......

21/04/2021

VFX Graduates at Rising Sun Pictures Follow Different Paths to Success

VFX Graduates at Rising Sun Pictures Follow Different Paths to Success data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpth...

21/04/2021

Dream Chip Awarded Best Production Technology' by Tech Leadership

Dream Chip Awarded Best Production Technology' by Tech Leadership data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpth...

21/04/2021

Autodesk to Explore the Future of VFX and Animation at FMX 2021

Autodesk to Explore the Future of VFX and Animation at FMX 2021 data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg...

21/04/2021

Holly Springs Salamanders 2021 Promotional Schedule Announced

The Holly Springs Salamanders have announced the teams promotional schedule for the 2021 season. The 30-game home schedule features a promotion for every home g...

21/04/2021

Xilinx Introduces Kria Portfolio of Adaptive System-on-Modules for Accelerating Innovation and AI Applications at the Edge

Xilinx Introduces Kria Portfolio of Adaptive System-on-Modules for Accelerating ...

21/04/2021

Tips on how to effectively monetize content

As the demand for video and content production grows worldwide, companies of all sizes and industries gradually increase their library of content or media archi...

20/04/2021

Rights Cleared Pool Feed of First U.S. Presidential Address Offered on TVU MediaSource

Rights Cleared Pool Feed of First U.S. Presidential Address Offered on TVU Media...

20/04/2021

NAB Urges FCC to Keep Foreign Sponsorship Regulation Where It Belongs

WASHINGTON-The FCC is poised to unfairly burden local over-the-air broadcasters with an additional regulation that would require them to take steps to determine...

20/04/2021

FCC Calls for Comments on Commercial Loudness Rules

WASHINGTON-The FCC Media Bureau is ready to take a look and its rules regarding the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act, officially asking f...

20/04/2021

Bitmovin Raises $25M to Expand Streaming Tech

SAN FRANCISCO-Bitmovin has closed a Series C financing round in which it raised $25 million. This new funding will be used to drive Bitmovin's expansion of ...

20/04/2021

Grass Valley Enables Remote Production for EA Esports Events

MONTREAL-Grass Valley got in the game with Electronic Arts Competitive Gaming Entertainment (CGE), the esports division of EA, by supplying its GV AMPP cloud-ba...

20/04/2021

DoubleVerify Puts End to OctoBot' CTV Scam

NEW YORK-An 18-month long CTV fraud scheme that connected seven different cases as part of one coordinated effort has been identified and stopped by DoubleVerif...

20/04/2021

NAB Show Premiere to Demonstrate How NextGen TV Can Spot Fake News'

WASHINGTON-NAB, E.W. Scripps, IT consultancy Fincons Group and the News Literacy Project will demonstrate how local TV newsrooms can use NextGen TV's dynami...