A TOTAL of €48,212 has been raised for CMRF Crumlin, the fundraising body for Our Lady’s Hospital, after 20 tractors did the ‘Dublin2Mayo tractor run’ to support some of Ireland’s sickest children.
Up to 802 children from Mayo were cared for at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in 2017.
“We’re just overwhelmed with the amazing support from the Dublin2Mayo tractor run.” Lisa-Nicole Dunne, CEO of CMRF Crumlin, said.
“We have so many amazing supporters from the Mayo community. The positive contribution they make is life-saving.
“In 2017, 802 children from Mayo came through the doors of Our Lady’s. Thanks to our fundraisers, we were able to offer them and their families wraparound services and help deliver faster diagnosis, better care, gentler treatment and more positive outcomes.
“We believe that every sick child deserves every chance. The work that we do wouldn’t be possible without the support we receive from amazing donors and fundraisers, like the hero fundraisers who arranged the Dublin2Mayo tractor run.”
This year, the money raised by the Dublin2Mayo tractor run went to a life-changing piece of equipment called The Masterscreen PFT.
The Masterscreen PFT System (Pulmonary function testing) is a piece of equipment that tests lung functions for all respiratory and general patients in the hospital which will benefit over 2,500 sick children annually.
The equipment will provide services to little patients being treated for Cystic Fibrosis, orthopaedics, general respiratory, oncology, immunology, rheumatology, neurology, allergies and cardiac problems.
John Corley, spokesperson for the ‘Dublin 2 Mayo Tractor Charity Run’, said Crumlin was on the top of their list as a charity as it’s personal to him and his family, and it’s also personal to some of the other committee members too.
John said he felt it was time to give something back to Crumlin after all their great work they do.