TV3 Stars don their superhero lycra in support of LauraLynn and Children’s Hospice Week

10 May
2016

TV3 Stars don their superhero lycra in support of LauraLynn and Children’s Hospice Week

TV3 stars Elaine Crowley, Alan Hughes, Ray Foley and Cassie Stokes, along with Red Rock cast member Denise McCormick, became superheroes for the day to help support the launch of Children’s Hospice Week (23rd – 29th May) 2016 in aid of LauraLynn.

Children’s Hospice Week focuses on the incredible little heroes with a life limiting condition and their families.   There are approximately 4000 children living with a life-limiting condition in Ireland and each year about 350 of these children die.

This year Ireland AM presenter Alan Hughes, Midday presenter Elaine Crowley, Xposé presenter Cassie Stokes, The Seven O’Clock Show presenter Ray Foley and Weekend AM presenter Tommy Martin will use their superhero powers to compete in a Wipeout-style inflatable obstacle course challenge on Thursday May 26th to raise funds for the charity, the only children’s hospice in the State.

Throughout the week TV3 viewers will be asked to get behind the presenter they want to support. So whether Mad about Alan, Enamored with Elaine, Crazy for Cassie, Raving about Ray or Taken with Tommy, with all funds raised going to support LauraLynn Ireland’s Children’s Hospice.

Sharon Morrow, LauraLynn Chief Executive said “At LauraLynn we care for children with life-limiting conditions, and their families, by providing high quality transitional care, home support, respite, crisis and end-of-life care. Our holistic approach ensures that the whole family is supported and allows parents to have time to be a ‘Mum and Dad’ rather than full-time carers.

“Our goal is to provide hospice care to all children and their families who need it across Ireland.  The most effective way for us to deliver that vital care and support is through the continued development of our integrated care team enabling us to provide care in a hospice setting or in the child’s family home. 

“I’d like to personally thank TV3 for their continued support. Last year over €100,000 was raised which enabled us to extend our family supports including the addition of a play therapist to our care team.  We hope that all their many viewers get behind Alan, Elaine, Cassie, Ray and Tommy and once again support Children’s Hospice Week 2016.”

Victoria Quinn, Head of Daytime TV3 said:We are thrilled to be able to support LauraLynn and Children’s Hospice Week. LauraLynn cares for children with life-limiting conditions and we hope that our viewers will once again get behind our team of presenters to show their support”.

LauraLynn is Ireland’s only children’s hospice in Ireland providing palliative care to children with life-limiting conditions and their families,

For more information on how you can ‘Be a Hero’ for Children’s Hospice Week log on to www.tv3.ie or www.lauralynn.ie  OR text 50300 SUPERHERO to donate €4*

*100% of your donation goes to LauraLynn across most network operators. Some operators apply VAT which means that a min of €3.25 will go to LauraLynn. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 0766805278.

Further Information – Selene Alford, MKC Communications, 01 7038618 /086 0227264 and Rachel Graham, MKC Communications, 01 7038608 /086 8488092

 

 

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