Irish families are asked to have fun while raising money for sick children this Halloween 1 month ago

Irish families are asked to have fun while raising money for sick children this Halloween

Lots of spooky fun – and all for a good cause.

Broadcaster, TV personality, and mum Lucy Kennedy helped launch the annual 'Trick or Treat for Sick Children' fundraising campaign in aid of Children’s Health Foundation (previously known as Trick or Treat for Temple Street).

With her were two mighty little monsters, Aoife and Ciara Jane O'Sullivan who have both spent time at CHI at Crumlin and Temple Street.

“I’m thrilled to have been asked to get behind this year’s Trick or Treat campaign for Sick Children and contribute to raising awareness and funds for the extraordinary work carried out in CHI Hospitals every single day," Kennedy explains.

"We’re big fans of Halloween in my house and I know my little monsters can’t wait to get dressed up and have some seriously spooky fun while supporting this great cause!”

This year, Children’s Health Foundation and MiWadi are calling on families, friends, and communities to take part in some mighty monster fun by hosting spectacularly spooky Halloween activities at home, in school or creche, in the workplace, or even virtually while making a contribution to support the magic that happens in CHI hospitals every day.

Funds raised will help to purchase vital, life-saving equipment for sick children all across Ireland.

“We’re excited to announce that ‘Trick or Treat for Sick Children’, a favourite amongst our supporters, is back for another year," says Denise Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of Children’s Health Foundation.

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"Funds raised through this fantastic campaign will make a huge impact, providing vital funds for essential equipment and services across all CHI hospitals and urgent care centres. We’re delighted to have the support of MiWadi who stay by our side for this important fundraiser each year. We’re so grateful to all our supporters who take part every year as well as those who are joining in for the first time. Your support helps give every sick child the very best chance.”

"As a long-time supporter of the Trick or Treat campaign, MiWadi is proud to mark the 9th year of this partnership with an exciting campaign that demonstrates that scaring really is caring," says Caroline Hyde, MiWadi Marketing Manager with Britvic Ireland.

Every year we look forward to working with Children’s Health Foundation on this worthy cause and it’s been an honour to see the difference the funds raised have made to children and families all across Ireland. After this past year especially, we are extremely proud to continue to support the spectacular work that happens in CHI hospitals every day.”

Trick or Treat for Sick Children – How it will help

Children’s Health Foundation raises vital funds to support sick children and their families in CHI hospitals and urgent care centres – from funding vital life-saving equipment and providing essential patient and parental supports to making ground-breaking, paediatric research possible.   

Children’s Health Foundation is the new name for CMRF Crumlin and Temple Street Foundation, which came together in January 2019 to become one foundation supporting all CHI sites to ensure every sick child has the very best chance. The National Children’s Hospital Foundation in Tallaght will soon also join Children’s Health Foundation to become a single, unified family supporting all of Ireland’s sick children.  

We are committed to supporting the little patients and families who attend Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) hospitals and urgent care centres.

With the continued kindness and generosity of our supporters across Ireland and beyond, we will work as one organisation to continue our vital work in supporting the patients, families and staff in CHI – today, tomorrow, and in the future. 

To register for a personalised ‘Trick or Treat for Sick Children’ Party Pack, register www.childrenshealth.ie/trickortreat or call 01 709 1700 which includes posters, stickers and much more.