Country music star Nathan Carter has raised over £15,000 for a local school following a special charity gig last weekend.

Mr. Carter raised a total of £15,117 for Willowbridge School in a gig that took place at the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum on Friday, April 12. Impartial Reporter: Emma and Mark Bullock.

The Liverpool singer, who has been based in Fermanagh for several years, has been a regular performer at the school and threw his support behind them to raise funds. 

Mr. Carter and his band were joined by Ceol, David James, Jake Carter, Paddy Treacy, Tully and Karl Kirkpatrick. 

Impartial Reporter: Callistus, Laura, Olivia and Caleb Hughes.

In a statement, Mr. Carter said: "I’m delighted with Friday night and it was great to see the Forum packed with a music event that raised money for a school very close to my heart!

"A massive effort was put in by all involved and a huge thank you to all the sponsors." 

He wished to thank BJT, Charlie’s Bar, Pat's Bar, McGarry's Wedding Design, Seamus McGovern, Diarmaid O'Sullivan, James Jones, Chris Maguire and Sean McCarron for their support.

Impartial Reporter: Cara, Fínn, Cían and Lorcan McAloon.

Impartial Reporter: Finn Smith, Roísin Henry and Jenny Smith.
The delighted students of Willowbridge School received their cheque on Wednesday, April 17 when Mr. Carter visited them in school. 

Impartial Reporter: Nathan Carter, presenting a cheque to Bernie Cornyn, (acting principal), Willowbridge School.Nathan Carter, presenting a cheque to Bernie Cornyn, (acting principal), Willowbridge School. (Image: John McVitty)