Pull up your socks for CUH Chil­dren’s Unit

Irish Examiner - County - - News - Sean O’Rior­dan

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 ni­amh@cuhchar­ity.ie, 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.

Pic­ture: Ger­ard McCarthy

Anna Geary, broad­caster, with Jack and Amelia Forde to launch ‘Pull Up Your Christ­mas Socks for CUH Chil­dren’s Unit’.

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