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Donn-ation drive Daniel O'Donnell asks fans to donate to suicide charity to mark his 60th birthday

Sunday World columnist Daniel has appealed to fans to donate to a suicide counselling charity to mark his birthday.

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Daniel O'Donnell

Daniel O'Donnell

Daniel O'Donnell has asked fans not to send him birthday cards for his 60th birthday but to donate to a charity set up in memory of a young Donegal woman.

The singing sensation reaches his milestone birthday on December 12th next.

Fans were already planning to shower the much-loved star with cards and gifts from around the world.

However, a spokesperson for the millionaire entertainer has appealed to fans to donate to a suicide counselling charity instead.

The spokesperson said "A lot of people have been asking for an address to send a card or gift to Daniel for his 60th birthday in December.

"Even though Daniel appreciates the kind gesture he wants you to know that he doesn’t need anything.

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Daniel O'Donnell

"But if you wish he would rather you donate the cost of the card or gift to a charity.

"And if you're wondering what his preferred charity would be it's called Gemma's Legacy of Hope."

Gemma’s Legacy of Hope is an Association set up to honour the memory of Gemma Boyle who brought joy and happiness to her family and her community during her lifetime.

After a period of poor mental health, the much-loved Burtonport woman died by suicide in February 2020.

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Gemma’s Legacy of Hope has been set up to help shine a light of hope to individuals living and working in the community in Donegal.

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Daniel O'Donnell performs at a nursing home during lockdown

Daniel O'Donnell performs at a nursing home during lockdown

Daniel O'Donnell performs at a nursing home during lockdown

They are supported to find the courage and strength towards a path to improved happiness and fulfilling lives.

This fundraiser aims to facilitate counselling service support in the Rosses and Fintown Primary Care Area.

To make a donation please see GemmasLegacyFundraiser.

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