Each year Swim for a Mile (SFAM) nominates a charitable organisation in a bid to assist them in raising awareness about their work and also champion them in their fund-raising efforts.
This year is no different, we are delighted to announce Temple Street Children’s Hospital as our charity partner for 2019. Every participant who registers for the 2019 Swim for a Mile challenge will support this fantastic hospital in the work that they do.
Over 147,000 sick children from all over Ireland are treated each year in Temple Street. The hospital has some of the best doctors and nurses in the world, but without specialist equipment and facilities it’s simply not enough. Every year Temple Street rely on the support and generosity of people like our SFAM’ers to help raise €5 million. These funds are crucial and allow them to redevelop hospital wards, fund vital lifesaving equipment, services and invest in research.
10% of every Swim for a Mile registration will go to Temple Street Children’s Hospital. YOU can raise further funds for Temple Street with your miracle mile, by clicking & sharing the iDonate Link or by requesting a sponsorship card from us at Swim for a Mile.
The Swim For a Mile team, along with Irish National Record Holder Darragh Greene, paid a visit to Temple Street this week. We were blown away by the enthusiasm of the staff and it was truly an eye-opening experience to see these inspiring children, parents and medical professionals.
We are asking each of our SFAM participants to target a goal amount to raise from the list below:
- €10 will buy a syringe, essential for administering pain relief to a sick child
- €15 will go towards multi-sensory toys which are specially adapted to aid rehabilitation
- €20 will buy four special neonatal masks – small enough to fit a newborn baby’s face
- €50 will go towards the cost of an operating microscope.
Whether you are an avid fitness fan or can only swim two lengths, grab a friend to help champion change to make this hospital a better place – Ireland’s little ones deserve nothing less.