Pyjama Day raises almost €1m for children’s palliative care

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Limerick Leader, reports that National Pyjama Day, a fundraiser organised by Early Childhood Ireland (ECI) in Ireland raised €250,000 this year for the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Hospice Home Care for Children programme. ECI represents childcare centres around the country.

This amount was raised this year through the efforts of 55,000 children in Limerick and around the country on this day by getting them to wear their pyjamas to creche.  National Pyjama Day has brought in close to €1 million over the past four years.

All money raised funds Ireland’s only consultant palliative care paediatrician in Crumlin Hospital as well as outreach nurses throughout Ireland. 

Hilary Noonan, an outreach nurse based at the University Hospital Limerick told reporters at the newspaper that her role as a children’s outreach nurse is to help families care for their child with a life-limiting illness.  

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