Sunday 19 November 2017

WATCH: Roses and their Escorts cover 'Imagine Dragons' for a very good cause

The 2016 Roses have come together for a good cause. Picture: Frank McGrath
The 2016 Roses have come together for a good cause. Picture: Frank McGrath Newsdesk Newsdesk

The 2016 Roses and their escorts have come together to raise funds for a very good cause.

Rose of Tralee winner Maggie McEldowney and her fellow Roses and escorts have released a charity single in aid of Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin.

The idea came together when escort Joe Slowley saw his cousin go through chemotherapy in the hospital.

"The idea for this single came from my five-year-old cousin, James McGowan going through chemotherapy in CMRF to treat an aggressive malignant Ewings sarcoma growing in his shoulder blade," he said.

"James' first course of chemo would last over four months and in February 2016 he went through surgery which saw the removal of his shoulder blade. In September 2016 after a further six months of chemotherapy James' CT and MRI showed no sign of sarcoma.

"This is obviously one of the many great stories that comes out of Crumlin and shows the amazing work they do."

The single is a cover of Imagine Dragon's hit single, This Time.

The full song will be available to download from iTunes from Friday, April 21.

All proceeds going to CMRF Crumlin.

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