Thank you for supporting #FormalFriday
There was a phenomenal response to #FormalFriday last week with more than €165,000 raised for our front line heroes, which will be shared with CMRF Crumlin and eight other hospital foundations in Ireland. Listeners of Communicorps’ national radio stations were encouraged to dress up in their best attire as they worked from home. We are delighted to be a recipient of this Communicorps charity campaign.
Listeners of all five Communicorps’ national radio stations were encouraged to dress up in their best attire as they work from home. Encompassing all of Communicorps radio stations – Today FM, 98 FM, Newstalk FM, Spin 103.8 FM and Spin South West FM the campaign fundraised for nine hospital foundations in Ireland.
Social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram were a flurry with photos and videos of men, women and children dressed in their best outfits with even some family dogs also taking part. Some of the best dressed included wedding dresses, debs and bridesmaid dresses, tuxedos and three piece suits.
This campaign compliments the ‘Together With Our Heroes’ Appeal launched in response to the great need of the COVID-19 crisis. As the COVID-19 crisis deepens across Ireland and around the globe, the teams in our hospitals - CHI at Crumlin, Temple Street and Connolly - are working harder than ever to provide the same world-class care to sick children who need it most.
Commenting on the ‘Together With Our Heroes’ Appeal, Chief Executive of the Children’s Health Foundation, Denise Fitzgerald says “in these unprecedented times we are asking the public to support the patients and staff in CHI children's hospitals, by helping us provide the support they and their families need at this time. Public support has never been as important as it is now to ensure we can continue to support the on-going work in CHI at Crumlin, Temple Street and Connolly. Your donation will be put to work where it is most urgently needed in all our children’s hospitals. By supporting this appeal, we can help our heroes to keep providing world-class care to Ireland’s sickest children.”