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Rob goes hair-azy for sick kids

Thursday, 2nd May, 2019 7:59am
Rob goes hair-azy for sick kids

(RIGHT) Rugby legend Rob Kearney is the face of this year’s ‘Crazy Hair Day’ for CMRF Crumlin.

Rob goes hair-azy for sick kids

(RIGHT) Rugby legend Rob Kearney is the face of this year’s ‘Crazy Hair Day’ for CMRF Crumlin.

IRISH rugby legend Rob Kearney has been announced as the face of this year’s ‘Crazy Hair Day’ for CMRF Crumlin.

CMRF raises vital funds for CHI Crumlin and the National Children’s Research Centre.

Crazy Hair Day was launched in primary schools across Ireland on April 24 with the aim of raising over €30,000 for some of Ireland’s sickest children.

“CMRF Crumlin is a charity that is very close to my heart,” said Rob, who is also a CMRF Crumlin ambassador.

“Over 150,000 children walk through the doors of Crumlin hospital every year.

“CMRF has helped families in most communities across Ireland, so I’m proud to support this campaign.

“Hopefully I can encourage as many kids and teachers as possible to raise vital funds for sick children in CHI Crumlin,” Rob added.

“When a child is sick they miss out on precious moments of laughter, play and happiness, but we can do ‘whatever it takes’ to help some of Ireland’s sickest children by getting involved in fundraisers in our local communities.”

CMRF Crumlin is encouraging teachers, students and parents to arrange Crazy Hair Days in their schools and share photos on social media.

They are asking social media users to tag @cmrf_crumlin and use the hashtags #CrazyHairDay and #WhateverItTakes in a bid to get the campaign out there as much as possible.

According to recent statistics, more than one in 100 children in Ireland are born with a structural heart defect.

On average, a total of 211 children every year will be diagnosed with cancer – and all of them are treated at CHI Crumlin.

Crazy Hair Day packs will be landing in schools soon. If you want to make sure your school is involved in this fun nationwide fundraiser you are encouraged email Sinead Nolan on snolan@cmrf.org to order your pack.

“Rob is a truly amazing ambassador for CMRF.” Mary O’Donovan, Director of Fundraising at CMRF Crumlin said.

“He always takes the time to chat to the children in the hospital when he visits, and it’s great to have him supporting fundraising campaigns.

Ms O’Donovan added: “We’re very lucky to have him on board for Crazy Hair Day.

“In the meantime we are asking schools across Ireland to get involved, have some fun and raise vital funds in aid of some of Ireland’s sickest children.”

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