THE Boathouse at the University of Limerick will this Saturday host a fun day in aid of Ronald McDonald House which looks after the families of ill children at Crumlin Hospital.
The event will get under way at 2pm and last until 5pm, and will feature a five-kilometre family walk, a teddy bear’s hospital, archery, face painting and refreshments.
Entry to the event is €5 per person or €10 per family, and all the money raised will go towards the running of the Dublin unit.
It is hoped to open a larger Ronald McDonald House at the National Children’s Hospital.
Local businessman Colm O’Brien, who spent time in the house as his daughter was in Crumlin, is helping organise the event in Limerick, one of nine being held on the same day nationally.
He is hoping around 200 people attend the event, saying it is more about raising awareness of the facility than raising money.
For more information on the event, contact Colm at 087 2836215
Alternatively, visit rmhc.ie
To donate to Ronald McDonald House, you can text the simply word ‘Walk’ to 50300.
Some €4 will be charged to your phone or bill, but at least €3.26 of this will go to funding the charity’s work adjacent to Crumlin Hospital Dublin.