Author Cecelia Ahern has been named as Temple Street Children’s Hospital’s latest ambassador as part of its drive to raise much-needed funds.
The writer, who has sold an incredible 22 million books, was on hand to meet some of the hospital’s patients, including six-month-old Seimi Brennan and mom Orna from Balbriggan and Realtaoin O’Lone – also six months old – from Tyrrelstown.
“I’m so honoured to be an ambassador for Temple Street Children’s Hospital,” Cecelia said.
“I’ll try with all my heart to help raise as much money as possible to give all the extra special children the help and care they need.”
The announcement of Cecelia as a Temple Street ambassador comes shortly after the hospital’s public appeal for €5m to build a new Neurology and Renal Out-
A hospital statement said that Temple Street has delivered world-class care in less than ideal conditions for years and that “many of the facilities are struggling to cope”.
“As a mother to two young children, Cecelia has been in the hospital many times and she has seen first-hand the amazing work carried out here every day,” hospital chief executive Denise Fitzgerald said.
“With so much to achieve for sick kids over the next two years we are so privileged to have a world-class author like Cecelia in our corner,” she added.