U2 has come to the rescue of a sex abuse charity facing closure because of a funding crisis. Together with manager Paul McGuinness, the band has made a cash donation to keep the Irish branch of the One in Four support group going.
“The members of U2 and their manager have offered to provide to One in Four 40,000 euros (US $46,360) to enable this wonderful organization to continue its vital and important work for a further month, while the government gets it together to do the right thing,” the group’s management said in a statement.
Charity officials said the cash would keep One in Four in business, at least for the time being. The organization campaigns on behalf of people who were sexually abused as children. Ireland has been rocked in recent years by numerous revelations of child abuse by priests.
As previously reported, Interscope will on Nov. 11 release the DVD “U2 Go Home,” taped Sept. 1, 2001, at Ireland’s Slane Castle. U2 is also working on a new album expected next year.
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