Children across Donegal who are survivors of sexual violence are among 55 groups across Ireland who will benefit from a Late Late Show Toy Fund.
The projects across the island of Ireland were awarded over €3 million in grants from €6.6 million raised by viewers.
And the Donegal Rape Crisis Centre for young people who are survivors of sexual violence was one of them.
The RTÉ Toy Show Appeal and The Community Foundation for Ireland today announced that thanks to the generosity of viewers of The Late Late Toy Show an estimated 635,690 children and their families will benefit from 55 projects across the island of Ireland that have been successful in securing support from the open round.
The RTÉ Toy Show Appeal raised a staggering €6.6million in donations from the television audience on a truly magical Late Late Toy Show night last November.
Half of that money was shared out between three key charities: Barnardos Ireland, Children’s Health Foundation Ireland, and Children’s Books Ireland.
The remaining monies from the fund were made available for children’s charities in an open call for grants which was managed by The Community Foundation for Ireland and Community Foundation Northern Ireland.
Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy said: “It’s time to show the people of Ireland just where the money they dug deep for last November is going, and it’s going directly to children all over the island of Ireland who are going to have better, happier, safer and more creative, enriched and nourished lives because of these donations.
“Thank you once again to the viewers of The Late Late Show for your continued overwhelming generosity. The RTÉ Toy Show Appeal will be back again this year to help Change Children’s Lives for Good.”