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CUH Charity Fun Run


Festive fun run in aid of Children’s Unit at Cork University Hospital
3rd December 2012: The CUH Charity will hold a 7k family fun run, walk or crawl on Saturday, 15th December, at 11am, leaving from and returning to Blackrock Castle. This fundraising initiative is in aid of their appeal to raise €1.5m for the Cork University Hospital Children’s Unit.
The event will be a great opportunity to get all the family including the four legged members out and active, while raising much needed funds for Munster’s largest and busiest hospital. Entry to the walk will be €20 per adult, while children go free. All participants will receive a free Santa hat to ensure a fun and festive atmosphere at this worthy event.
“We have just kicked off our fundraising appeal for the Children’s Unit and this walk/run is an event which we hope will be a bit of fun and something for everyone to enjoy. If you can’t make this event, why not consider organising a walk with your friends or colleagues in aid of the appeal. We need people, businesses, schools and organisations to keep our appeal in mind for any events they may be organising coming up to Christmas.” said Joe Browne, Fundraising manager of The CUH Charity.
The Children’s Unit at the CUH caters for kids from 2 days old to 16 years of age and impacts the majority of families across Cork and the surrounding counties. The Children’s Unit currently has an annual intake of 9,000 patients and since its opening in the 1970’s, the needs of the unit and its services have increased hugely.
All money raised will go directly to updating the Children’s Unit which will include the addition of isolation rooms, en-suite rooms and the installation of suitable overnight arrangements for parents who want to remain in the hospital with their children.
For further information or to make a donation please contact The CUH Charity on 021 423 4529 or [email protected] or check out their website at www.cuhcharity.ie.
The CUH Charity has been established to raise funds across all departments to improve facilities and services for patients and visitors attending Cork University Hospital.