CMRF Crumlin and Temple Street Foundation – both part of the Children’s Health Foundation family – have launched an emergency appeal to support frontline workers in Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ‘Together With Our Heroes’ emergency appeal is asking for people to support frontline healthcare staff at Temple Street, Crumlin and Connolly Hospitals. Donations from the appeal will go towards ensuring that frontline staff are equipped to do their jobs – from essential supplies, to meals as well as funding comfort packs for patients and families who find themselves in isolation, to provide a whole range of supports for sick children.

Denise Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of the Children’s Health Foundation, said: “This crisis is beyond anything we have faced before, which is why we want to come together – while staying apart. Public support has never been as important as it is now, and it will be even more vital in the coming weeks and months.

“The needs of the hospitals are rapidly changing as they adapt to the evolving COVID-19 situation….and every donation matters. By supporting this appeal, we can help our heroes push through the pandemic, and to continue providing world-class care to Ireland’s sickest children.”

Commenting on the need for urgent for vital supports, Eilísh Hardiman, Chief Executive of Children’s Health Ireland, paid a special tribute to frontline staff across all CHI hospitals. “We’re highly reliant on our staff who deliver essential paediatric services and critical care during these challenging times. 

“Each staff member is focused on supporting patients and their families who need them at this difficult time so we ask anyone who wishes to offer their support to contact the Children’s Health Foundation teams directly to manage these generous offers. Your support will make a huge difference to our patients experience and our staff.”

Donations can be made via