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Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody donates Belfast gig cash to Northern Ireland charities

Published 24/12/2015

Gary Lightbody
Gary Lightbody

Gary Lightbody was back in Belfast to play a special acoustic gig - and he proved that home is where his heart is as he donated all proceeds to Northern Ireland charities.

The Snow Patrol singer played a special solo performance in the Waterfront Hall to a captivated crowd on Tuesday night.

Social media was ablaze as fans gushed about the show as the Bangor man took to the stage playing hits including Run, Take Back the City and the classic Chasing Cars.

He was given a warm welcome as he returned to the city after touring America.

And to top it all off he revealed that he was donating all proceeds from the show to children's charities in Northern Ireland.

He revealed the three charities are Northern Ireland's Children Hospice, Barnardos Northern Ireland and Store House Belfast which is a local food bank. They will each get £5,000.

One fan tweeted: "Unforgettable night. Gary Lightbody took back the city and donated all proceeds to NI charities."

"What a performance. Great banter and so lovely to hear your work stripped back."

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