How you can help the survivors of the Berkeley tragedy

A concert is being held to raise funds to help the survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse.

A number of Irish acts will come together to play a gig at Dublin’s The Academy on July 23rd to raise money to go towards the students that have suffered life-altering injuries from the tragic incident last month.

The event will be hosted by Westlife’s Nicky Byrne. Performing acts include Jape, Dublin Gospel Choir, The Fontaines and many more.

The family of one survivor, 21-year-old Clodagh Cogley, earlier posted photos of the Trinity student in the rehabilitation centre where she is recovering from the fall.

They thanked the public for their support saying that, “The outpouring of support for Clodagh has been truly amazing and the donations to Clodagh’s fund so generous.”

Suffering from a broken spinal cord amongst many other injuries, Clodagh posted a touching message herself last month. She said, “The thing I’m taking from this tragedy is that life is short and I intend to honour those who died by living the happiest and most fulfilling life possible.

“Enjoy a good dance and the feeling of grass beneath your feet like it’s the last time because in this crazy world you never know when it might be.”

Tickets for The Academy gig are €25, with an option to donate extra funds. They are on sale from Ticketmaster tomorrow at 9am. 

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