Well known Irish personalities from TV3, including Martin King, Glenda Gilson, Alan Hughes and Elaine Crowley got behind the campaign to raise funds to provide hospice care for children living with life-limiting conditions and their families across Ireland.
The celebrities took part in an abseil challenge from the Etihad Skyline in Croke Park, dressed as Superheroes, to help raise vital funds for the incredible little heroes of LauraLynn. They were also joined by their abseil partners including stylist Lisa Fitzpatrick, Spin 103.8’s Tracy Clifford, Dean Gibbons from Hometown and Chef Derry Clarke.
Viewers were encouraged to support their favourite presenter by text donate, with funds rolling in as the celebrities made their descent in very wet weather conditions support of the hospice.
Sharon Morrow, LauraLynn Chief Executive said, “Let me first say a very big thank you to everyone at TV3 for their support, in particular to Alan, Elaine, Glenda and Martin, and their abseil partners, who took on the abseil challenge in what turned out to be appalling conditions.
“It’s fundraising events such as Children’s Hospice Week that enable us to keep the doors of our hospice open as well as LauraLynn@HOME, our pilot hands-on nursing care in the comfort of a child’s home.”
TV3 Group CEO, David McRedmond said, “It’s a privilege to support the fantastic work that LauraLynn does and to help them raise their much needed funds for the provision of their hospice services which include high quality transitional care, home support, respite, crisis and end-of-life care.
He also thanked viewers for their contributions and donations that led to the huge amount of money being raised.
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