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Cork youth collects for childrens hospitals

Thursday, 25th July, 2013 1:00am

Water Babies, Ireland's leading baby and toddler swim school has, with the help of some of Cork's youngest fundraisers, raised over €33,000 euros for our three national children's hospitals: Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Temple Street Children's University Hospital and The National Children's Hospital, Tallaght through their Water Babies Splashathon.  During Water Babies Splashathon fundraising week, almost 2,500 babies and toddlers from across the country completed sponsored challenges dressed as pirates and princesses in Water Babies classes, from swimming solo underwater for the first time to swimming through a hoop or even completing a Splashathon circuit challenge in the pool!    Speaking on behalf of the fundraising teams of our three children's hospitals, Anne Cooney commented: “Water Babies Splashathon was a great, fun way to make a real and lasting difference to the children and babies attending our hospitals. The money raised by parents and Water Babies young Splashathon fundraisers, will help purchase vital life saving equipment such as baby incubators, dialysis machines, ventilators and patient monitors.”  Denise Ganly, who teaches Water Babies lessons in Cork says: “We are so proud of our wonderful Water Babies and their parents as they have helped raise almost 100,000 euros for charity to date.”  Water Babies classes operate around the country in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Sligo, Wexford, Waterford, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Louth, Meath and Kildare. To find out more about Water Babies, waterbabies.ie.

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