A Summer’s Evening on the Quad – cancelled for 2020.
It is with great sadness that we announce that this year’s A Summer’s Evening on the Quad Concert at UCC will not take place, due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. In making this difficult decision, our charity partners have been uppermost in our thoughts. Cork Cancer Care Centre, Diabetes Ireland, Focus Ireland, Sexual Violence Centre Cork and Togher Family Centre, provide essential and life-enhancing supports and services for many people across our community and on whom society relies now, more than ever. These organisations have been significantly impacted by the cancellation of this year’s concert which had been expected to raise €52,000 in essential funds for them.
This year’s concert was to have been one of the largest fundraising activities of the year for Cork Cancer Care Centre. You can help ensure this much-loved charity can reopen their doors when the current situation passes, by donating on their website by clicking here.
Diabetes Ireland have stopped all group education and fundraising activities. This has virtually decimated their income. To help ensure they can keep their helpline and online information platforms open for service users, click here to make a donation today.
While Togher Family Centre’s doors are closed, they are providing one-to-one support, via WhatsApp or Zoom, to people dealing with parenting challenges at this stressful time as well as supplying resources for at-home activities for children. Those who need their services can call them on 0214316766. You can support them here.
Focus Ireland here in Cork continues to deliver its broad range of services including Advice and Information, Youth Housing, Housing First, Longterm Housing and Resettlement. To donate click here: www.focusireland.ie
Sexual Violence Centre Cork, has been providing services to victims of sexual violence for over 35 years. They are still operating during this Covid-19 crisis as they are aware that victims of sexual violence need support now more than ever. Contact Sexual Violence Centre by phone: 1800 496 496, text: 087 1533 393 and email: email@example.com. To donate to Sexual Violence Centre, Cork click here
As our loyal patrons know, The Band of An Garda Síochána is synonymous with A Summer’s Evening on the Quad and have performed on the Quad on 13 occasions. At this time, the dedicated members of the band have put down their instruments and taken up duty in the Covid-19 effort, providing essential support and security across the country. We are immensely proud of the relationship A Summer’s Evening on the Quad has with The Band of An Garda Síochána and send our heartfelt good wishes to the band members serving our community at this time.
We extend sincere thanks to all our sponsors and supporters in particular The Echo, 96FM and The River Lee Hotel, who have been central to the success of the concert to date. These supporters and many more have assured their continued support into the future to ensure we can meet our objective of raising funds for our partner charities.
While Covid 19 has dimmed the lights on A Summer’s Evening on the Quad in 2020 we are already looking ahead to July 2021 and bringing the 15th concert to the beautiful Quad at UCC. We will be planning an extra special event and look forward to welcoming our loyal patrons, supporters and friends to celebrate together again. Until then, stay safe, stay apart and look after each other.
The full statement can be read here:
A Summer’s Evening on the Quad – Cancellation Press Release