The Cheerios Childline Concert
The Cheerios Childline Concert is an event that takes place every year to raise money for the children’s charity phoneline, Childline. Childline is funded and run by the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC).
Nicky has loved presenting the concert over the years, hosting it a record 7 times! Some well-know acts that have performed include Westlife (who have performed every year since the first Childline concert), JLS, Enrique Iglesias, The Script, Girls Aloud, Jason Derluo, and Robbie Williams, to name just a few.
The first ever Irish Childline Concert took place in 1997 in Dublin’s Point Theatre. From 2008, the new O2 arena became the venue for all subsequent Childline Concerts. Nicky notably hosted the first ever concert to be staged in the new O2 arena in Dublin in 2008. Over 14,000 tickets are sold annually to the concert.
The complete funding from these concerts goes towards the financial support and aid of the 24 hour phoneline, dedicated to listening and helping children. Since its first concert in 1997, the event has raised an impressive €3.5 million.
Nicky has loved presenting these concerts to packed crowds in Dublin’s O2 arena. Speaking about his experiences hosting the show Nicky said, “It’s great to see so many big name acts coming together to play a show for such a worthwhile and important cause. The buzz backstage and response from the crowd is always amazing!”