Saturday 27 December 2014

Miriam O'Callaghan transforms into superhero for children's hospice

Eimear Phelan

Published 19/06/2014 | 14:26

Superheroes at LauraLynn! Patron of LauraLynn Miriam O' Callaghan and fellow superhero Paddy the dog were on hand to celebrate Children's Hospice Week at LauraLynn
Superheroes at LauraLynn! Patron of LauraLynn Miriam O' Callaghan and fellow superhero Paddy the dog were on hand to celebrate Children's Hospice Week at LauraLynn
Superheroes at LauraLynn! Patron of LauraLynn Miriam O' Callaghan and fellow superhero(es) Jacqui Ellis, Maria Burke, Ned Butler Bevan Ritchie, Fiona Rock, Blaize Whelan were on hand to celebrate Children's Hospice Week
Superheroes at LauraLynn! Patron of LauraLynn Miriam O' Callaghan and fellow superhero Paddy the dog were on hand to celebrate Children's Hospice Week

TV’s favourite personality Miriam O’Callaghan showed she’s willing to go to infinity and beyond for a good cause.

The radio and television presenter showed her superhero side as she dressed up as Superwoman in a photo shoot to publicise Children’s Hospice Week at LauraLynn, a children’s hospice and residential care centre for adolescents that O’Callaghan is a patron of.

Superheroes Jacqui Ellis, Maria Burke, Ned Butler Bevan Ritchie, Fiona Rock, Blaize Whelan and Paddy the dog also took part in the super photo shoot.

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LauraLynn has also announced it is trialling a new at home service called LauraLynn@Home - the new service will bring all of the expertise and care that children currently receive at LauraLynn into the family home on a 12-month trial basis.

This service would mean sick children and their families can be cared for in their own homes. This new service which could provide care for approximately 50 families will cost around €800,000. The extra money has all come from publically donated funds with the majority of this coming from the recent Half Million Half Marathon event organised by Ray DArcy and Today FM.

REPRO FREE: Dublin 19th June 2014: Superheroes at LauraLynn! Patron of LauraLynn Miriam O' Callaghan and fellow superhero Paddy the dog were on hand to celebrate Children's Hospice Week at LauraLynn. It was announced today during Children's Hospice Week that LauraLynn will trial a new at home service called LauraLynn@Home - the new service will bring all of the expertise and care that children currently receive at LauraLynn into the family home on a 12-month trial basis. The LauraLynn@Home Pilot Programme will be available in the following areas for the next 12 months:
      HSE Dublin North-East: Louth, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, North County Dublin
      HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster: Kildare, Wicklow, Westmeath, Laois, Offaly, Longford, South County Dublin.
LauraLynn estimate that approximately 50 families will avail of this service during the trial period. The pilot project will run for one year at an estimated cost of 800,000. All of the money for this additional service has come from publicly donated funds, with the majority of this coming from the recent Half Million Half Marathon event organised by Ray DArcy and Today FM. Picture Jason Clarke Photography
Superheroes at LauraLynn! Patron of LauraLynn Miriam O' Callaghan and fellow superhero Paddy the dog were on hand to celebrate Children's Hospice Week at LauraLynn. It was announced today during Children's Hospice Week that LauraLynn will trial a new at home service called LauraLynn@Home - the new service will bring all of the expertise and care that children currently receive at LauraLynn into the family home on a 12-month trial basis. Picture Jason Clarke Photography

The Pilot Programme will be available in: HSE Dublin North-East: Louth, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, North County Dublin and HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster: Kildare, Wicklow, Westmeath, Laois, Offaly, Longford, South County Dublin for thr next 12 months.

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