More than 150,000 children and their families rely on Children’s Hospital Ireland (CHI) Crumlin every year (formerly known as Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin). The Cork Friends of Crumlin Charity Ball 2019 will take place on November 2nd at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cork and will raise much needed funds for CMRF (The Children’s Medical and Research Foundation), the fundraising body for CHI Crumlin and the National Children’s Research Centre in Crumlin.
Ann-Marie O’Sullivan, Chairperson of the Cork Friends of Crumlin Charity Ball Committee said, “Last year, 1,736 of Cork’s sickest children were treated at Crumlin. Supporting this year’s Cork Friends of Crumlin Ball allows the people of Cork the opportunity to support our sickest children. It sends a message to these children and their families that we are right behind them, raising and donating funds, so that these children can access the best care, research and knowledge to help them through really difficult times.”
Gerry Cully, CMRF said, “Now, more than ever, support is critical to ensure that sick children have the best care and treatments available. Almost five children from Cork every day, 35 children from Cork every week or 150 children from Cork every month attend the hospital for specialist treatments. We have always received tremendous support from the people of Cork and this event is a key contributor each year to this local, national and global effort to help children who are affected by childhood illness. All proceeds help ensure we can support them and their families as they attend CHI Crumlin, and help fund research and progress for very sick children.”“We are delighted to welcome back Matt Cooper to host the Ball this year and we are particularly looking forward to the auction on the night,” according to Ann-Marie. “Whether you’re at the Ball or not, everyone has the opportunity to bid on our unique, “money can’t buy” prizes!