Daniel O'Donnell used skype this evening to express his thanks to all who supported the recent beneift concert in Letterkenny to aid flood victims in Inishowen.

A total of €35,000 was raised from the concert held in the Aura Leisure Centre.

This evening, the proceeds were handed over to the Irish Red Cross.

The cheque was presented to the Chairman of the Irish Red Cross, Pat Carey, by Jimmy Stafford, manager of the Bank of Ireland, Letterkenny, this evening, at its premises in the town.

Daniel came on, via Skype, from Calgry in Canada where he is currently performing.

"Thank you so much to all of you," he said.

He paid tribute to everyone involved. "To put it all together in such a short space of time was amazing," he added. "I was so pleased and delighted to be a part of it."

Pictured above are Pat Carey of the Irish Red Cross and Jimmy Stafford, Manager, Bank of Ireland, Letterkennt, with other Red Cross representatives at the presentation of the cheque for €35,000.

Daniel expressed his good wishes to the people who have suffered so much as a result of the flooding last month.

"I was so pleased to be a part of it," he said, adding: "To all the people in Inishowen and the area areound there, who hopefully will benefit from this money, I hope you will get back on your feet soon."

He paid special thanks to Deidre Grant, the chief organiser, and all those who had volunteered and supported the event in any way.

Among the stars who performed were Declan Nearney, Johnny Brady, Dominic and Bary Kirwin, Amy Meehan, and Jacqui Sharkey.

The MC was Noel Cunningham.

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