Thursday 20 June 2019

Campile fun day raises €3k for kids

David Looby

A Campile man whose daughter received excellent care at Crumlin Children's Hospital organised a family fun day, raising more than €3,000 for the hospital.

Brian Furlong of Furlong's bar, Campile, has raised tens of thousands of euros over the years through handball marathons and a lawnmore drive called Blades of Glory from Crumlin to Campile. His latest fundraiser saw families enjoy everything from riding a rodeo bull, to duck racing and other games. They also enjoyed an excellent barbecue and music by Mark Monaghan.

Brian's daughter Aisling was treated for a heart condition at Crumlin when she was one and thankfully made a full recovery. He never forgot the care and attention Aisling and the family got from staff at the hospital. Brian thanked the sponsors and everyone involved in organising the event. 'We gave out prizes and people donated money and bottles of wine. One man came in with a bag of coins he has been collecting for years. Everyone had a great day and we were blessed with the weather. It was a huge success and the money is still coming in.'

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