Variety Ireland Patron
In December 2012 Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ireland announced Simon Delaney as our new Patron!
A renowned actor both here and abroad, Simon is a well known face on stage and screen. Simon’s TV credits include Bachelor’s Walk, Roy, The Good Wife and Moone Boy. On the big screen he has appeared alongside Sean Penn in This Must Be The Place and with Vince Vaughn in The Delivery Man.
From 2011 to 2014 Simon hosted the IFTAs (Irish Film and Television Awards) and has recently become the co-host of Saturday AM on TV3.
Variety International Ambassador
For over 20 years, Derek O’Neill has been transforming the lives of thousands of people around the world. An internationally acclaimed author, motivational speaker, martial arts sensei and philanthropist, Derek inspires and uplifts people from all walks of life through his books, workshops, consultations, speaking engagements, multimedia, and tireless humanitarian work.
Derek O’Neill works tirelessly through his work with the SQ Foundation and has donated millions to various charities around the world, quietly, anonymously and without ever asking for anything in return.
Derek became involved in Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ireland a number of years ago when he met the Late Kevin Wall (Chief Barker at the time) who brought him to see a Variety Liberty Swing. Derek has committed to donating two swings every year for ten years across Ireland.
Derek was presented with the prestigious Humanitarian Award at the 2012 Variety World Conference in Dublin.
Variety Ireland Ambassador
In 2010, Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ireland welcomed Kamal Ibrahim as a new Ambassador.
Following a successful career as one of Ireland’s most successful male models, Kamal scooped the prestigious title of Mister World 2010. He is now a familiar face on Irish television. Kamal has taken part in Charity ICA Bootcamp (with Variety Ireland as his nominated charity of choice) and Celebrity Masterchef.
Kamal continues to play a major role in the annual Mister World competition and co-hosted Miss World 2013. Kamal is a presenter on the National Lottery on RTE1.