Kilkenny teachers raise €55,000 for children’s medical research
Kilkenny Members of the teacher’s union, the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation have raised a staggering €55,000 for the Children’s Medical and Research Foundation (CMRF) in Crumlin.
The money was raised as part of an annual draw organised by the union. This year, due to COVID19 restrictions and social distancing guidelines, tickets were sold online and more than 5,000 people took the opportunity to buy one.
All proceeds from the 2020 draw will provide continued support for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) research project in the National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC).
Mary Magner, President of the INTO was very thankful of the efforts of the Kilkenny INTO members: “Thank you to our members in county Kilkenny for their generosity in raising €55,000 in the 2020 raffle.
“This year, despite restrictions with COVID19, our members got behind the online raffle. It will benefit thousands of children all over Ireland in their most vulnerable sick moments, and their parents through periods of strain and worry.”
The Children’s Medical and Research Foundation (CMRF) Crumlin, is the fundraising body for CHI at Crumlin and the National Children’s Research Centre. The hospital treats upwards of 150,000 children each year from all over Ireland.