COMEDIAN Dara Ó Briain was on hand to lead the fundraising efforts at a charity lunch held in Manchester.
The Irishman, who hails from Bray in Co. Wicklow, was special guest for a charity luncheon in aid of the Fréa organisation.
Fréa includes partner charities Irish Community Care in Liverpool, Irish Community Care Manchester, and Leeds Irish Health & Homes.
Hosted by Maguire Family Law, and spearheaded by Eimear Maguire, the Mayo-born co-founder of the firm, the event raised a whopping £19,030.
More than 150 guests from the Manchester business community came out to support the lunch held in Gaucho in Manchester City Centre.
A range of impressive prizes which were auctioned during the event, including a weekend in Paris, a gold necklace, an iconic Irish harp, by Irish jeweller, Katie Mullally, and a pair of handmade diamond earrings.
All prizes were presented by Ó Briain during the event