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Ciara has a ball with Tallaght kids

Wednesday, 20th November, 2019 7:59am
Ciara has a ball with Tallaght kids

Noah Pender and Amber Mooney with Ciara King at Tallaght Hospital.

Ciara has a ball with Tallaght kids

Noah Pender and Amber Mooney with Ciara King at Tallaght Hospital.

RTE 2FM presenter, Ciara King, had a ball with children at CHI at Tallaght University Hospital when she visited to highlight Children in Hospital Ireland’s Cuppa & Cookie annual fundraiser, which takes place on November 20.

Now in its third year, funds raised by the Cuppa & Cookie event will be used to support the volunteer-run play services that Children in Hospital Ireland provide in 14 hospitals across Ireland.

This service is much valued by the families of children in hospital as it can give parents a break to get a cup of tea while providing some fun for the child during their hospitalisation.

Every year in Ireland there are, on average, over 270,000 hospital visits by children.

CHI is calling for people to host a coffee morning for Children in Hospital Ireland on International Children’s Day, on November 20, or on any day that suits throughout the month and even into December.

CHI CEO, Anna Gunning, said: “Hosting a Cuppa & Cookie morning is a wonderful, social way to raise support and awareness for CHI and to give people an opportunity to get together with friends and colleagues while helping to fund a vital service to support children who are in hospital.”

All funds raised will help to provide much needed arts & crafts materials, books and games as well as expanding training and support programmes for CHI volunteers.

You can email info@childreninhospital.ie to receive your starter pack which includes a range of items including coffee, biscuits and recipes.

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