Rugby hero launches 'Big Book of Memories'

Childrens hospital

Rugby hero launches 'Big Book of Memories'
by Ian Cameron ian.cameron@dundalkdemocrat.ie @IanAlexCameron

Cooley's own Rob Kearney helped launch a new book to commemorate all the great work done at the iconic Crumlin's Children Hospital.

CMRF Crumlin Ambassador Rob Kearney joined Jamie Burke ( Age 5 from Donoughmore Cork) to launch the Crumlin’s Big Book of Memories campaign in honour of the 60th anniversary of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin.

CMRF Crumlin, the principle fundraising body for the hospital and the National Children’s Research Centre, is inviting the nation to commemorate all of the great work the hospital has done over the past 60 years by recording their hospital memories through the virtual memory book at crumlinmemories.ie. From past patients and their loved ones to hospital staff and visitors– anybody across the country with a memory of the hospital can get involved, share their stories and help to shape the hospital’s future by donating online.

“Having the opportunity to visit CMRF Crumlin has opened my eyes to the fantastic care that Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin provides the 150,000 children who pass through its doors every year,” Rob Kearney said.

“The hospital and its staff have touched so many lives over past 60 years so Crumlin’s Big Book of Memories is a fantastic way for those people to honour the magnificent work of everybody at Our Lady's Hospital.

“It contributes in a very positive way to its future by the sharing of stories and donations online.”