Last night's 'Late Late Show' managed to raise an incredible €1.6 million for Pieta House, with the show dedicated to fundraising for the mental health charity.
Earlier this week, Pieta House announced that it was cutting staff salaries by an average of 30% and had to lay off 28 clinical support workers, owing to what it called "a very significant funding gap." Generally, Pieta House's 'Darkness Into Light' appeal raises €6 million annually for the charity - but the event was cancelled this year due to social distancing guidelines.
Tubridy opened the show by saying that his hope was to raise €250,000 by the end of the show, but by the halfway point, the donations during the show had surpassed €750,000. By the end of the show, a total of €1.6 million was raised.
The show featured musical performances by Mary Black, Frances Black, Sharon Shannon and Mary Coughlan, as well as celebrity guests including Pierce Brosnan, Commander Chris Hadfield and former Irish President Mary McAleese - all of them noting the incredible work that Pieta House does to help those with mental health issues.
Here's one of the musical performances from last night's show. If you want to donate to Pieta House to support their work, just follow this link.