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Local superheroes raise funds for Crumlin

10 December, 2014
Superheroes promoting Specsavers fundraising events for stores across Ireland
Specsavers Superheroes on a mission to raise funds for Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin

The team at Wilton hosted a Superhero Family Fun Day event on Saturday 1 November, raising a fantastic €450 to go towards the refurbishment of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin’s ophthalmology unit.

Local superheroes

Store staff made a fantastic effort to dress up for the day’s superhero theme and face painters were on hand to ensure visitors and passers-by really got in on the action. The Wilton Shopping Centre store was fully decorated for Halloween with raffles and collections running throughout the day.

Brilliant effort

Store Director, Deirdre Moore said of the fundraising activity: ‘We’re delighted that all of our staff dressed up and were so enthusiastic and involved with the day’s events. It was also great to have local people stop in and really engage with the face painters and Specsavers staff. We always find the people of Cork to be very generous when it comes to donating to Crumlin and the €450 raised over the weekend is further testament to this. I’ve no doubt that we will hit our €100,000 target within the year.’

Great cause

The Department of Ophthalmology at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, typically diagnoses and treats over 10,000 patients annually, being one of the busiest departments in the hospital.

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