Posted June 4, 2018
Club members, the O’Donnell family are staging a charity cycle for Children’s hospital, Crumlin and they are looking for your support!
The event participants are embarking on a 3 day cycle that will take them from Dublin to Killarney from June 7th – 10th, a distance of over 375km’s!
The event is in memory of Jack O’Donnell who passed away from cancer at the age of 3 in 2009. Jack has 4 siblings who all play for Naomh Mearnóg. The family have been fundraising every year since 2011 in conjunction with the Crumlin Medical Research Foundation and over that time they have raised over €325,000 which had been spent on critical front line projects in the treatment of young patients.
Each year they raise funds for critical projects at our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. This year they are raising money to buy the hospital a new Quantstudio Real time PCR Instrument which is a critical diagnostic instrument used on over 7,500 patients each year. As always 100% of donations go directly to the hospital.
There is a host of members from the club and folks from the Portmarnock community taking part so it really is a fantastic event. There are 21 of heading off on Thursday 7 June so the club wishes them the very best of luck.
Anyone who wants to support the fundraise can do so by donating on-line through a dedicated ed CMRF page “in memory of young Jack O’Donnell – making a difference”.
No matter how small we promise it will make a big difference. Thank you for supporting our fundraiser and for keeping Jack’s memory alive. It is truly appreciated.
From the 2018 Dublin to Killarney team.