One4all Donates €39,000 Worth of Giggles to Kids of CHI at Crumlin
One4all’s Shop4Crumlin campaign has raised over €140k to date for the CMRF Crumlin Giggle Fund
One4all has today announced that its annual Shop4Crumlin charity campaign has raised a whopping €39,000 in 2019. The campaign returned in July for its 5th year, and to date, the initiative has raised over €140,000 for CMRF - the principle fundraising body of CHI at Crumlin. All Shop4Crumlin monies raised go directly to the CMRF Giggle Fund, a fund dedicated to bringing a smile to its brave patients’ faces.
Approximately 365 children attend CHI at Crumlin daily from across the Island of Ireland. Hospitals can be a place of extreme stress for children, but the Giggle Fund works tirelessly to help bring a smile to those little faces. The Giggle Fund’s main goal is to make the children’s lives as comfortable as possible by organising birthday parties, pizza nights or even surprising them with a new supply of toys and books.
One4all’s annual Shop4Crumlin campaign sees Ireland’s leading gift card company donate .50c to the CMRF Giggle Fund for every single transaction made during the campaign period with any of One4all’s 8,500+ retail and online partners. Additionally, this year One4all teamed up with Argos, Arnotts, Debenhams, Littlewoods Ireland and Life Style Sports, with each of these retailers matching One4all’s transition donation, bringing the total donation up to €1 per transaction on purchases made in their stores.
Commenting on the success of the campaign, One4all group CEO Michael Dawson said:
“We are absolutely thrilled to be donating another €39,000 to CMRF Crumlin following a successful 2019 Shop4Crumlin campaign. In just five years, One4all Gift Card holders across Ireland have helped us to raise over €140,000 for CHI at Crumlin. The Giggle Fund is an incredibly worthy cause and a great resource for patients and their families. We want to thank everyone who used their One4all Gift Cards during Shop4Crumlin week and also the retailers who generously matched our donations.”
Gráinne Kennedy, Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships at CMRF Crumlin, added:
“CMRF Crumlin was delighted to partner with One4all again this year for the fifth annual Shop4Crumlin campaign. We are grateful for the support One4all has given the Giggle Fund and we are delighted to receive an additional €39,000 donation in 2019.
“Although hospitals can be a scary place for children and their parents, the Giggle Fund goes above and beyond to make CHI at Crumlin a positive experience for all the families. It’s amazing to see the difference little gestures can make in raising the spirits of the brave patients in CHI at Crumlin. We want to say a big thank you not only to One4all, Debenhams, Life Style Sports, Argos, Littlewoods Ireland and Arnotts but also to the people of Ireland for using their One4all Gift Cards during Shop4Crumlin week.”