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Limerick Chamber donates funds raised from Presidents Dinner to Children’s Ark at UHL

Pictured are Dee Ryan, CEO Limerick Chamber, Eoin Ryan, President Limerick Chamber, Kieran Considine, Head of AIB Clare, Limerick & Kerry presenting a donation of €3,500 from fundraising at Limerick Chamber Presidents Dinner 2019 to Helen Irwin, Acting Clinical Nurse Manager Children’s Ark UL Hospital Group. Picture: Shauna Kennedy.

Limerick Chamber donates funds raised from Presidents Dinner to Children’s Ark at UHL

Dee Ryan, CEO Limerick Chamber and Eoin Ryan, President Limerick Chamber presented a check for €3,500 to the Children’s Ark at UL Hospital. This generous donation was raised this past November at the Limerick Chamber annual Presidents Dinner and Regional Business Awards at the Limerick Strand Hotel. 

Now approaching its 10th year and held annually by Limerick Chamber and Limerick Institute of Technology, the awards are designed to acknowledge companies in the local region who strive for success each day and to recognise the hard work, commitment and innovative approach each company has showcased which has contributed to the growth of the company and in turn the region itself. 

The Children’s Ark is the only inpatient facility for sick children in the Midwest. It is a purpose-built paediatric unit for children with 49 beds in the Sunshine and Rainbow wards, a high-dependency unit, a cystic fibrosis unit, and the Caterpillar Day Ward. 

There is a school for children staying in hospital so that those that are well enough can keep up with their schoolwork. And the playroom operates Monday to Friday to normalise children’s experience of hospital and proves a fun side to life within a hospital environment.

Dee Ryan, CEO Limerick Chamber said, “We are really honoured to contribute to the Children’s Ark, a wonderful department with great staff who do invaluable and life-changing work for children and families across Limerick and the Midwest. It’s reassuring that we have in the region a department where we can help kids who are unwell to recover. The Limerick Chamber is delighted to be able to support this great work.”

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