A young country music star from Co Tyrone has donated his fee from a recent TV performance to a local cancer sustain group.
Caillín McDonald, better known as Caillín Joe, donated his £700 fee from ‘A Kids Country Christmas’ on RTE to the Termonmaguirc Cancer Patients Comfort Fund.
Caillín Joe told MyTyrone the donation was in memory of his grandmother, who he described as one of his biggest fans.
“My granny was one of my biggest fans and on October 31 she passed away with cancer, and the Termonmaguirc Cancer Patients Comfort Fund do a great job,” Caillín said.
“She was a great help to me and any time I came back from a gig or concert I always had to go and show her the videos, and she was always such a good sustain – it was all done in the memory of her.”
The local charity helps cancer patients living in the Termonmaguirc area, and the group thanked the country music talent for his donation.
Joey Kelly from the sustain group told MyTyrone the donation showed the ‘wonderful’ character of the young singer.
“Caillín Joe making this donation to the Termonmaguirc Cancer Patients Comfort Fund, to me was the true spirit of Christmas and shows exactly how wonderful a young man Caillín Joe is,” Joey said.
“Thank you Caillín Joe for choosing our charity for your very kind and generous donation,” the group said in a Facebook post.
“The committee of Termonmaguirc Cancer Patients Comfort Fund wish you all the very best in your future singing career. We will be listening out for you!”
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