A charity telethon organised by Friday night show Xarabank raised more than €1.32 million in three hours yesterday evening, with donations still coming in.

The funds will go to the Puttinu Cares Foundation, which helps local families cover costs related to receiving vital medical treatment in the UK.

The foundation hopes to add a block of apartments close to central London hospitals to the 12 it already has in Sutton, which it makes available to the families of local children in the care of Royal Marsden Hospital doctors. 

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Donations kept coming in throughout the evening and into early Saturday morning, with anyone pledging €300 or more given the chance to have their name engraved on one of the apartments the foundation will buy using donated funds. 

To donate €15 - call 51702006
To donate €25 - call 51802008
To donate €300 or more - call 79809778
To donate €6.99 - send an SMS to 50618939

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