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Is there anything she won't do for charity? Miriam O'Callaghan hoola-hoops for a good cause

Published 20/05/2015 | 12:56

Miriam O'Callaghan at the Gutsykids Ireland protest
Miriam O'Callaghan at the Gutsykids Ireland protest
Miriamme O'Callaghan pictured with 16 year old Jason Crowley from Artane who is living with Crohn's

RTE star Miriam O'Callaghan will do anything it takes to raise awareness for charity.

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The mum-of-eight joined forces with Gutsykids Ireland yesterday to highlight the suffering of children and teens suffering with IBD.

Miriam O'Callaghan tries out the 'Hool a Hoop' at the Gutsykids Ireland protest
Miriam O'Callaghan tries out the 'Hool a Hoop' at the Gutsykids Ireland protest
Miriam O'Callaghan at the Gutsykids Ireland protest

For World IBD Day, which took place internationally yesterday, the Prime Time presenter joined the parents advocacy group to raise awareness about the debilitating side effects of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

The big-hearted tv presenter was a good sport as she tried her hand at hoola hooping outside Leinster House with some young sufferers of the diseases.

Miriam O'Callaghan at the Gutsykids Ireland protest
Miriam O'Callaghan at the Gutsykids Ireland protest
Miriam O'Callaghan at the Gutsykids Ireland protest

Gutsykids representatives turned up in their numbers in purple to raise awareness about IBD and lobby the government for more support for their children and their respective conditions.

Later in the day, The Convention Centre and The Mansion House in Dublin City were lit up in purple to spread the message.

14 year old Tadhg Friedel,Baltinglass,Co.Wicklow (left) and 10 year old Jack Diamond from Artane who are living with Crohn's
14 year old Tadhg Friedel,Baltinglass,Co.Wicklow (left) and 10 year old Jack Diamond from Artane who are living with Crohn's
Miriam O'Callaghan joined with Gutsykids Ireland for the protest
Miriam O'Callaghan joined with Gutsykids Ireland for the protest

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