Fundraising for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin
On Saturday 14 May, Specsavers Tallaght’s fundraising activities will reach new heights as staff participate in a static cycle challenge to raise much-needed funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.
‘Climb for Crumlin’
As part of the newly launched ‘Climb for Crumlin’ campaign, Specsavers staff member Tony Power will embark on the epic journey of climbing to Mount Everest Base Camp and employees and customers across the country will go the distance both in and out of store in various activities.
Show your support
Customers in Tallaght are invited to drop in to their local store on Saturday 14 May and show their support by taking part in the cycle or making a donation to the worthy cause.
Having exceeded its initial fundraising target, Specsavers recently announced that it will be extending its commitment to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin by pledging to raise an additional €100,000 for the refurbishment of the ophthalmology unit. The announcement was made as Specsavers presented the hospital with a cheque for €120,000, following extensive fundraising by its employees.
Helping to provide invaluable care
Speaking ahead of the in-store fundraising initiative, James Ryan, Director of Specsavers Tallaght said, “We have been overwhelmed by the support of our customers during our fundraising challenges throughout the year and are delighted to be able to make this generous donation to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, which provides invaluable care to sick children.”
James continues “It is clear that Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin has touched the lives of many Irish families and 90 children from Tallaght were admitted to the hospital daily in 2014. We’re delighted to extend our commitment to the refurbishment of the hospital’s ophthalmology unit which provides treatment and care to the thousands of children who are affected by vision conditions."
James would like to thank staff who worked tirelessly last year to surpass the initial €100,000 target and everyone who got behind the store to ensure that we reached our goal. He says “We were blown away by the level of enthusiasm and we look forward with great anticipation to a new challenge again this year. We’d also encourage customers in Tallaght to get involved and join us on Saturday 14 May for what promises to be a fun day.”
In addition to the in-store static cycle activity, two of the Specsavers Tallaght team will climb Croagh Patrick later this month while others participate in a 10K run. Furthermore, Store Director James Ryan will take on Mount Leinster - all in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.