I was trying to decide on something special to give to Aidan when I was attending a performance of The Lieutenant of Inishmore in London. I thought that a donation made in his name.. to a charity that he personally supports would be special. His agent suggested Focus Ireland, a charity that helps the homeless in Ireland.
Here is their official site: Focus Ireland Website
I set up a collection page on Paypal and collected donations until 3 September 2018. We ended up collecting $1691 US / € 1,403 EUR !! I was overwhelmed by the response!
At the stage door we were able to give Aidan a package with the donation amount, a thank you card and a list of all of the contributor with their messages. Here are links to the two cards we gave him.
After the last performance of The Lieutenant of Inishmore Aidan released a thank you for all of the gifts given to him at the stage door, but he singled out our donation as being very special to him!
Here is his thank you that was posted on twitter:
We’d like to encourage anyone who was not able to participate in this gift, to still donate to this special cause.
Here is the link to the Focus Ireland donation page: DONATE