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€1,100 raised for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital

28 February, 2017
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Ciara Smith, CMRF Crumlin, Tony Power, Specsavers, Emma Foote, UCH and Sinead Clohessy, Specsavers Limerick store director and Specsavers Ireland’s Chairperson.

Specsavers Limerick is thrilled to announce that, in conjunction with University Concert Hall Cinema, it has raised over €1,000 in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

The store has experienced huge support and kindness from the local community, making this contribution possible.

Cheque presentation

Attending the presentation at Specsavers, Crescent Shopping Centre, were Ciara Smith, CMRF Crumlin, Tony Power, Specsavers, Emma Foote, UCH and Sinead Clohessy, Specsavers Limerick store director and Specsavers Ireland’s Chairperson.

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin

To raise the much needed funds the store hosted a Halloween screening of the classic family film Hocus Pocus, at University Concert Hall last year. The fancy dress screening took place as just one of ten films in the University Concert Hall Cinema Season, which was proudly supported by Specsavers Limerick stores and featured popular big screen epics, cult classics and family favourites.

University Concert Hall was delighted to be involved in this fundraiser for Our Lady's Children’s Hospital, Crumlin which first opened its doors in 1956 and provides a high standard of care to the 130,000 children availing its services every year.

Thank you

Specsavers Limerick store director and Specsavers Ireland’s Chairperson Sinead Clohessy said ‘We would like to thank the local community for their unwavering support.

'We were amazed by the level of enthusiasm and the generosity of customers and staff who really got behind our fundraising efforts. Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin provides invaluable care to sick children and the money raised is enabling the charity to make a tremendous difference to the lives of families across the country.’

The Department of Ophthalmology

Specsavers specifically fundraises for the improvement of the Department of Ophthalmology, which typically diagnoses and treats over 10,000 patients annually, making it one of the busiest departments in the hospital. The service provides care to children suffering from common eye conditions, such as squints, which if left untreated can result in sight problems.

In addition, the service offers evaluation and treatment of other complex eye conditions such as congenital cataract, congenital glaucoma and visual problems associated with neurological disease. The department was expanded last in 2006 with the addition of two additional clinical examination rooms and the patient waiting area.  

Fundraising

All proceeds from the sale of tickets to Hocus Pocus at University Concert Hall, together with all contributions collected on the day attributed to the €1,100 raised, which will go directly to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital on behalf of Specsavers.

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