Monday 16 September 2019

Lusk natives lend hand to hospitalised children

Lusk natives raising money for Children in Hospital
Lusk natives raising money for Children in Hospital

When they are not fighting cybercrime this team from the Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau - together with team mates Conall O'Callaghan, Bank of Ireland and Brian Leigh from State Street Bank are busy raising funds to help make hospitals happier for children.

Recently, the GNCCB (sometimes known as the Grand National Cross Country Brotherhood), took on the Gaelforce West Challenge which is an extreme endurance test with participants running 22km, up and down Croagh Patrick, cycling 45km and kayaking for 1km. - Luckily they all survived!

Lusk natives, John Condron, Brian Leigh and Conall O'Callaghan agreed 'we just wanted to something that would help children so when we heard about Children in Hospital Ireland that has a mission to make hospitals happier for children, we were sold'.

Anna Gunning, CEO of Children in Hospital Ireland said: 'We were absolutely thrilled when we were chosen by the team as the beneficiary of this great fundraising effort.

'There was a lot of hard training involved and alongside that, they put a great push into raising funds from friends and family. The money raised will help to support and resource our volunteers across 13 hospitals across Ireland.

'The ultimate beneficiaries of course are the children and young people in the hospitals who can now benefit from additional play and recreation opportunities to make their hospital stay that little bit easier.'

The next fundraising challenge for Children in Hospital Ireland is the Great Dublin Bike Ride - for information contact

Children in Hospital Ireland (CHI) is a national non-profit organisation committed to making hospital a happier place for sick children through play and advocacy. The organisation promotes and ensures the welfare of sick children generally, and in particular, before, during and after hospitalisation.

Fingal Independent