babies swimming to raise funds for Crumlin
Over 5,000 babies, toddlers and their parents are after raising €34,000 for Children's Medical & Research Foundation(CMRF) at Crumlin Hospital.
The funds were raised during Splashathon 2019, a national sponsored swim which took place at Water Babies classes earlier this year.
Funds were also raised at Water Babies recent Fun Day to celebrate their 10th Anniversary in Ireland.
The money will go towards the Julie Wren Childrens Cancer Support Centre at CMRF Crumlin. The facility was established by Esther Wren, the mother of Julie Wren who battled with cancer from when she was a beautiful 17-month-old baby until she died just after her eighth birthday.
Carol McNally from Water Babies said "We are delighted to be able support this service for parents and children attending Crumlin Children's Hospital which includes complementary therapies, a complementary nurse specialist, a palliative care grant and a remembrance day. These critical and urgent services help transform the lives of children battling with cancer and recovering from serious illness. The service also eases the burden for families and loved ones as they cope with what must be the greatest stress and trauma of their lives"