LauraLynn, Ireland’s only Children’s Hospice, celebrated Children’s Hospice Week with the help of some well-known Irish faces including, Ireland AM, Garry Ringrose, Jennifer Zamparelli, Baz Ashmawy, Nicola Coughlan, Ryan Andrews and Fiona Coghlan.
Last week LauraLynn celebrated Children’s Hospice Week with the theme 'Moments that Matter' building on LauraLynn’s maxim of ‘making the most of short and precious lives’.
A list of Irish supporters including, Ireland AM, Garry Ringrose, Jennifer Zamparelli, Baz Ashmawy, Nicola Coughlan, Fiona Coghlan and Ryan Andrews, got behind the campaign helping to raise awareness about the work that LauraLynn does.
Media interviews aired across Ireland AM, The Six O’Clock Show, RTÉ 2FM, Clare FM, Tipp FM, Galway Bay FM, Highland FM and Midlands 103 promoting the work that LauraLynn does and the care and support that it provides to children with life-limiting conditions and their families from across the island of Ireland.
The Moments that Matter theme and message was widely shared and spread across both social and traditional media. There was also lots of virtual fun for our children and families with songs, stories, arts & crafts and much more all provided virtually for everyone to enjoy from the safety of their homes.
The Irish public raised an incredible €48,114 during the week. These funds are needed now more than ever as Covid-19 has hampered our ability to fundraise and hold events.
LauraLynn CEO, Kerry McLaverty shared: "We were delighted to be able to celebrate Children’s Hospice Week this year despite the current crisis we all find ourselves in. We are proud of all our staff, volunteers and supporters who helped make ‘Moments that Matter’ for the 220 families we support across Ireland. It was a week filled with virtual fun and most importantly it allowed us to raise awareness and funds".