Pat raises E2,455 for Crumlin Hospital

Pat Cunningham would like to thank everyone who supported his recent motorcycle challenge - he competed the challenge in 23 hours and 20 minutes and along the way raised the magnificent sum of E2,455 for CMRF Crumlin.

Pat Cunningham would like to thank everyone who supported his recent motorcycle challenge - he competed the challenge in 23 hours and 20 minutes and along the way raised the magnificent sum of E2,455 for CMRF Crumlin.

At a ceremony to present the cheque to Johann Fox of CMRF Crumlin, Mr Fox said: “Children are sick – right now. Their illnesses ignore time and circumstance.

“Their battle for wellness won’t wait until tomorrow. Today in Crumlin, tiny babies are having open-heart surgery.

“Children are fighting aggressive cancers.

“These tough real life struggles are happening in cramped and out-of-date facilities. This has to change.

“They get world-class care but they need quality facilities.

“Over 130,000 children go through the doors of the hospital every year.

“In the next 12 months, funds raised will go towards providing a new Cardiac unit and a refurbishment of the Cancer unit.

“More details can be found at www.fixcrumlin.ie.”

Pat said: “Thank you to all the people and businesses who donated to this very worthy cause and for us to be able to make a difference to the hospital and children of Crumlin.

“I am currently planning a bigger challenge for myself to raise more funds for Crumlin in the coming year... so do keep me in mind and my mental trips to help our sick children.

“If there is any way that you would like to help out please do contact me!”

Pat Cunningham is pictured presenting a cheque to Johann Fox from the CMRF Crumlin.