Irish TV to broadcast UK Premier of Ballina Hospice Musical

Irish TV to broadcast UK Premier of Ballina Hospice Musical

Irish TV in Manchester is to broadcast the exclusive UK premier of the hit sell out Heroes for Hospice Musical production on Tuesday 24 November at 8.30pm on the Sky platform channel 191, Freesat 400. The musical was performed by the Ballina based ‘Heroes for Hospice Group’ who have so far raised over 30,000 Euros for the Mayo Roscommon Hospice. The thirty minute show will feature interviews with the shows’ director Lavinia Gilmartin, the Hospice CEO Cynthia Clampett and the shows’ sponsor Lawrence Hennigan from the Levenshulme Pub Company. Irish TV presenters Martin and Annette Logan also chat to the Lord Mayor of Manchester Cllr Paul Murphy OBE who officially launched the event.

The regional manager for Irish TV in Manchester, Martin Logan commented “Irish TV were delighted to promote the Premier for the Heroes for Hospice musical production. It was a fantastic show and the Manchester audience really enjoyed it. The Mayo Roscommon Hospice is close to all our hearts, especially with my wife Annette coming from Ardagh just outside Ballina. We will continue to give the hospice every support in any future events.”

Tony Hennigan from Mayo Manchester who had helped promote the sell out tour commented “It was great to see Irish TV covering such a historic event. Henry McGlade had recorded the start of the journey in Mayo during the summer for Mayo County Matters with the group. It was great to see Irish TV in Manchester complete the journey of such a wonderful show. ”

Lavinia Gilmartin one of the organiser's of the tour and the show's director added "We are indebted to Irish TV for their help and support in promoting the show from the very beginning and being such a big part of its success."

The musical was performed by the Heroes for Hospice Production Company based in Ballina in County Mayo. A group of 152 members from the group travelled over to Manchester to stage the exclusive sell out UK show to raise funds for the soon to be built £14 million Mayo Roscommon Hospice in Castlebar.

The cast of the show all paid for their own travel and accommodation they have also waived their appearance fees so that all the profits from the show can be donated to the soon to be built new £14 million Mayo Roscommon Hospice in the West of Ireland. The show as well as raising vital funds towards the new hospice hopes to highlight and promote the vital work that is being undertaken there.

For more information about the Hospice log onto www.hospice.ie

Irish TV with Lord Mayor of Manchester picture by Mayo Manchester