We all know the power that big sisters have to protect their younger siblings. They’re simply a force to be reckoned with. When 10 year old Mya Hui saw her four year old brother Oscar get sick from kidney disease she decided to donate her long beautiful hair to sick children, and to raise vital funds while doing so for Children's Health Foundation Crumlin.
CHI teams up with The Script to say Thanks!
Staff in CHI at Temple Street recently teamed up with Danny O’Donoghue from The Script to thank people all across the country for playing their part during lockdown.
€55,000 Raised for Ireland’s Sickest Children
A massive €55,000 has been raised by the INTO, teachers’ union, for CMRF Crumlin, which is part of the Children’s Health Foundation family. This year due to COVID19 restrictions and social distancing guidelines, tickets were available online from €10 with the chance to win incredible prizes up to a value of €10,000. All proceeds from the 2020 draw will provide continued support for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) research project in the National Children's Research Centre (NCRC).
Walterstown GAA Club ‘Solo for Siún’ challenge
When childhood illness threatened the life of one of its own, Walterstown GAA club in County Meath rallied all of its players and supporters to fundraise for ‘Solo for Siún’ – an amazing challenge to do 27,714 solos to raise vital funds for CHI at Crumlin in honour of five year old Siún Foy who is battling leukaemia.
200km warrior run for CMRF Crumlin
Sometimes the bravest warriors are the littlest humans who come through the doors of CHI at Crumlin. The battles they fight, their heroics and victories may not make the evening news but to their families and friends they are heroes of our time. For Dad John Coughlan, he was inspired by his son Oisin’s resilience to keep going and overcoming the odds.
Tour De County – July Miracle Miles
Tour De County is a fun way of involving everyone who likes/loves cycling to clock up miracle miles to support the little heroes in our Hospitals’. So this July we are calling on you to get on your bike and challenge yourself to cycle Miracle Miles to support the miracles that happen daily in CHI Crumlin and CHI Temple Street.
Galway to Dublin – a 204km challenge for love
Every day babies are born with tiny little fingers and toes. Sadly some babies are also born with life-threatening illnesses, and they are scooped up from their doting mothers, and entrusted to our front line heroes. Rebecca Ott from Galway lived this experience when her son Tadhg was born, and he was immediately transported to CHI at Crumlin for life-saving surgery.
Ryan Andrews and Michaela O’Neill launch CMRF Crumlin abseil challenge
‘Dancing with the Stars’ participant and actor Ryan Andrews and partner, Primary School Teacher Michaela O’Neill are launching this year’s CMRF Crumlin Abseil Challenge. Ryan and Michaela will be going to new heights on the 18th September when they drop 100 feet off the Hogan Stand in Croke Park to raise vital funds to support the care and treatment of sick children in CHI at Crumlin.
10 marathons in 5 days for CMRF Crumlin!
Our fantastic supporters understand the importance of having the best world-class treatment and care in place for children who need it and it’s what motivates them to get out and raise vital funds for sick children. Running enthusiast and mother, Paula Wright, wanted to do something to support the work in CHI at Crumlin, and she’s using her love of running to raise vital funds for CMRF Crumlin.
Get in the saddle for sick kids with ‘Tour De County’ supporting CHI at Crumlin and Temple Street
CMRF Crumlin and Temple Street Foundation – which are both part of the Children’s Health Foundation family - are inviting you to take part in their ‘Tour De County’ challenge fundraiser in support of sick children and their families in CHI at Crumlin and Temple Street.
A brave story straight from the heart
Tremendous advances have been made in medicine that allows the diagnosis of some medical conditions even before babies are born. However, sometimes even the forewarning and preparedness do not cushion the experience itself. For seasoned mother of four, Nikki Murphy, the experience of giving birth to her fifth child James was a whirlwind when he had to be rushed to CHI at Crumlin for life-saving open heart surgery.
Jockey Billy Lee sports Children’s Health Foundation Logo as horse racing resumes after lockdown
Flat race jockey Billy Lee wore the logo of Children’s Health Foundation on his race wear when horse racing resumed on Monday the 8th June 2020. Following on from a visit to Crumlin Children’s Hospital by Billy and several other jockeys, Billy came up with the idea that the riders, through The Irish Jockeys Association would promote the hospital and raise awareness of the essential work being done for sick children at Crumlin. The Irish Jockeys Association are delighted to collaborate with Billy in this endeavour and are making a donation to assist with much-needed funding for the hospital.
350km Lockdown cycle for CMRF
Three months have now passed since Ireland began its lockdown to flatten the curve of COVID19 cases. We are all staying home and the streets, motorways and shops are all quieter but behind closed doors there is a hive of activity going on. CMRF Crumlin supporters like Fiacre Goggin are doing whatever it takes to raise vital funds to ensure that little patients in CHI at Crumlin continue to receive world class care and treatment.