Pull up your socks for CUH Children’s Unit
People are being asked to organise some festive fun in their workplace, school, or college by putting on a pair of Christmas-themed socks to raise funds for Cork University Hospital’s Children’s Unit.
The campaign was launched by well-known sports and TV presenter, Anna Geary, and will run throughout the month.
The CUH Charity is calling on all Cork companies, large and small, as well as schools, colleges, and individuals to wear their Christmas socks and support the work of the Children’s Unit.
Miriam Forde, of the CUH Charity, said they want everyone to come out in force and have lots of festive fun this Christmas, while supporting a great cause. She and the rest of the organisers are hoping that people taking part in the event will each donate €2 to the charity.
To simply sign up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (021) 423 4529 for more information.
On an annual basis, more than 30,000 children attend the Children’s Unit at CUH. It is a specialist centre for children who have a range of chronic illnesses, including cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and epilepsy.
The CUH Charity’s goal is to transform CUH Children’s Unit into a single centre of excellence for Munster and give all children the services and care they truly deserve.
CUH Charity is fundraising for a new, 80-bed in-pa- tient children’s unit as part of Phase II of the development.
The facility will include new operating theatres and four, new, separate high-dependency rooms.
Funds raised will help pay for parent-sleeping facilities, medical and respiratory equipment, highgrade medical cots, and a sensory room for children with intellectual and physical disabilities.
Anna Geary, broadcaster, with Jack and Amelia Forde to launch ‘Pull Up Your Christmas Socks for CUH Children’s Unit’.