- 05 Dec 18
The Irish charity was the subject of semicentennial celebrations.
At a fundraising dinner held in New York last night (December 4th), U2 frontman Bono praised Irish overseas aid agency Concern Worldwide for being “badass” in its now fifty-year fight against extreme poverty.
The eulogizing came at the ‘Seeds of Hope’ annual fundraising event, which also doubled up as a celebration of the Concern's 50th anniversary, with Bono leading the tributes to the international NGO.
Ireland's foremost rock star has had a long and strong association to the charity since 1985, where he became friends with the late Fr. Jack Finucane, a leading influential figure of Concern, while on a visit to see famine relief work in Ethiopia.