- 10 Jul 20
Today in good news!
The group of 39 musicians who covered The Cranberries 'Dreams' last month have successfully raised €215, 000 for Safe Ireland so far.
The single, which hit number one on the official homegrown chart in its first week, also has a video which has garnered 3.5 million combined views.
“I am absolutely blown away by the funds we have raised for Safe Ireland," says single organiser RuthAnne. "the generosity and support from the whole country and internationally for this song and campaign has been so beautiful to see. All of us Irish female artists wanted to come together to raise our voices for those who couldn’t. To help those in horrific domestic abuse situations be heard, seen, acknowledged and helped. I have never been prouder to be a part of something in my whole life. All the artists and musicians involved in Irish women in Harmony truly hope this money will help change lives, protect lives and save lives and we hope the awareness raised will help bring an end to all domestic abuse. Women supporting women and there sure was a tribe of women involved in this. This was done by women in aid of women and we are so thankful to every single person who donated to Safe Ireland.
Sharon O’Halloran, Co-CEO of Safe Ireland, the national policy and service hub for 39 frontline domestic violence services around the country said, “Safe Ireland would like to thank the public for this amazing support, you have sent a strong message to women and children that you care. We want to also extend a heartfelt thank you to all the women in Irish Women in Harmony: you have shone a light and brought voice and visibility to an issue that is still largely silent in Irish society. You make a difference and the Irish public have heard you and responded to you.”
Since the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a 25% rise in domestic violence calls to An Garda Síochana reported in Ireland.
Watch the video below, and text SAFE to 50300 to donate €4 to Safe Ireland.