Liam Miller Tribute Match Raises €1.5 million
The organisers of the Liam Miller Tribute Match have revealed the event raised €1.5 million for the footballer's family and various charities.
A sold-out crowd attended the game at Páirc Uí Chaoimh last month, which was being held to benefit the family of Miller, who died earlier this year after a battle with cancer.
€1 million has been into a Trust for Liam Miller's family, while €250,000 will be donated to Marymount Hospice, Cork, where Liam received end of life care.
Clare Miller has said “We feel truly blessed and grateful. We would like to thank everyone involved from the bottom of our hearts. The love and support you have shown will always be remembered and treasured by us.”
Here's the full breakdown of whether the money will go:
- €1m has been put into a Trust for Liam Miller’s family for the purpose of providing for their long term financial security. The four Trustees are Michael O’Flynn; Roy Keane; Graham Barrett, and Ciaran Medlar.
- €250k will be donated to Marymount Hospice, Cork, where Liam received end of life care
- €100k will be donated to The Jack O’Driscoll Fund
*Jack O’Driscoll is a young man from Mayfield in Cork who was left paralysed following a freak accident during Storm Emma earlier this year. Jack was involved in Hurling and Football with Mayfield GAA club in Cork City and also St. Mary's A.F.C in Cork.
- €35k will be donated to Mercy University Hospital Foundation
- €35k will be donated to the Oesophageal Cancer Fund
- €20k each will be donated to Enable Ireland, Cork Simon Community, Cork Penny Dinners and Down Syndrome Cork