Leo Halpin and Oldtown Community raise over €12,000 for Cappagh Hospital Foundation in Annual Charity Walk.
Leo Halpin, former patient and continued supporter of Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital has once again, with the help of the Oldtown Community, raised much needed funds for the
Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital through Cappagh Hospital Foundation through their annual Leo Halpin & Supporters Great Cappagh Walk which took place on Sunday 25th August 2019.
The fundraiser saw the residents of Oldtown and surrounding areas come out in force to support this year’s cause – ‘Cappagh Kids’. The funds raised from this year’s Walk will help open the doors of ‘Cappagh Kids’, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital’s new home for Paediatric Orthopaedic care by funding one of its outpatient clinics. Each clinic will be equipped and designed specially with children and young people in mind, creating an environment for younger patients that is welcoming and their own.
Each person who donated will positively impact the future care of children from all over Ireland at Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital.
The day kicked off with a farmer’s market with local produce and freshly baked goods up for grabs followed by the main event, a scenic Dublin walk accompanied by a parade of vintage cars. Wrapping up the day, the Oldtown House was busy with attendees having a well-earned rest and BBQ with locals enjoying the last of the summer sun.
Over the past 14 years, the Oldtown community have raised over €130,000 for the Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital through the Foundation with Leo Halpin leading the charge each year. Commenting on the success of the event, Orla Gilroy, CEO of Cappagh Hospital Foundation, said “It is humbling each year to see how this fantastic community comes together in support of Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, in particular this year, for the children of Ireland.
Over the years, this event has had a huge impact on the Hospital and contributed to projects such as the Post Anaesthetic Recovery Room, 10 Bed Isolation Unit and 3T MRI Scanner, all with tangible benefits to its patients and overall improvements in patient care”.
A BIG THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US!