Celebrity chef Donal Skehan launches the Great Irish Bake for Sick Children 9 months ago

Celebrity chef Donal Skehan launches the Great Irish Bake for Sick Children

Get the mixing bowls out for a good cause.

Celebrity chef and Great Irish Bake for Sick Children ambassador Donal Skehan was joined by young baker and CHI at Crumlin patient Finn Ryan and his brother Liam to officially launch the sweetest campaign of the year, the Great Irish Bake.

You may remember Finn from the 2021 Late Late Toy Show, when he won the hearts of the nation by ringing the bell to celebrate the end of his chemotherapy treatment in CHI at Crumlin.

Children's Health Foundation is delighted to have Donal Skehan's support as Great Irish Bake ambassador once again this year.

With his help and the support of kind bakers across the nation, the 2021 Great Irish Bake for Sick Children raised a phenomenal €270,000 to fund vital and life-saving paediatric equipment.

Finn, Donal and Children’s Health Foundation are asking individuals, families, communities, creches, schools and companies to host their own Great Irish Bake event on or around Friday, 8th April and raise vital funds to support sick children and their families in CHI at Crumlin, Temple Street, Tallaght and Connolly.


Funds raised will go to support Children’s Health Foundation’s vital and life-saving equipment fund, which helps fund a whole range of vital equipment like specialist scanners, pain pumps, ultrasounds and so much more besides.

Speaking with us today, Great Irish Bake Ambassador Donal Skehan said;

“It is so much fun to get together, enjoy a scone and a cup of tea and know that your tasty treats are going to help sick children when they need it the very most.

It’s so easy to take part and even better to know that you are having a phenomenal impact on the lives of so many kids from across Ireland.”

To register today and receive your own baking kit, simply visit www.childrenshealth.ie/greatirishbake.

Don’t forget to get in touch with us on social media too to share your own bakes, recipes and kitchen tips, simply include the hashtag #GreatIrishBake.