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The story of ‘Do It For Dan’ set to feature on Late Late Show

The story of the incredibly successful ‘Do It For Dan’ fundraiser will feature on tomorrow night’s Late Late Show.

In March of this year, Laois couple Niall and Aisling Donoher launched an online campaign to raise €2 million needed for their one-year-old son, Dan, to receive life-saving treatment.

In just 50 days, and with the support of the kind people of Ireland and the GAA community, they reached their goal.

Evanne Ní Chuilinn, Henry Sheflin, Aidan O’Shea and Kieran Donaghy, will chat to Ryan about how the GAA community has pulled together during the current crisis.

50 days after the Do It For Dan campaign was launched – organisers reached their €2.1 million goal.

This is a truly stunning feat all in aid of little Dan Donoher, son of Niall and Aisling, who is just one year old.

The GoFundMe Page has now gone been closed after going above €1.9 million. And organisers believe that when all the ongoing fundraisers come to an end, they will have reached the overall goal.

They said: “Thank you all for your support. We have now paused all donations as we have reached our target!

“You’ve done it for Dan. Thank you to each and every person who donated, fundraised and helped to spread to amazing story of Dan and his family.

“We will never be able to thank you all enough.”

In what is set to be a bumper show, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will also be live in studio to bring all the very latest developments to viewers regarding the ongoing crisis.

Picture This, the Irish band of the moment, who recently performed at the One World: Together At Home concert, will be in studio to perform a number of songs, as well as discuss their support of the work of children’s hospice, The LauraLynn Foundation.

Lenny Abrahamson’s onscreen adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel, Normal People, has been garnering rave reviews since hitting screens this week, and actor Paul Mescal will be chatting to Ryan about being catapulted to fame with his portrayal of Conall, as well as those sex scenes.

Ryan will also catch up with Tom Cullen, the little boy who stole hearts with his Nanny Pat on The Late Late Toy Show last November. With children the length and breadth of the country desperately missing their grandparents, Tom too is very much missing seeing his dear grandmother and will talk about how they are keeping in touch.

The Late Late Show kicks off at 9.35pm on Friday May 1 on RTE One.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.