Childrens Sunshine Home Laura Lynn House presentation for corporate support


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  • Focus on benefit to families – 300 families a year
  • DEPENDS ON DEMOGRAPHIC OF STAFF. IKEA OPEN DAY – ABBA.(Transform store into a blaze of colours with balloons, banners, facepainting etc)
  • When it is known that life is short, 2 things become very important to the family; 1. the quality of life and 2. the enjoyment of the time that is left . Caring for a seriously ill child puts an immense physical and emotional strain on the whole family. The demands of caring for a sick child absorb the very time and energy that is needed to enjoy life.
  • Childrens Sunshine Home Laura Lynn House presentation for corporate support

    1. 1. Corporate Partnerships working together to help Children LauraLynn House at the Children’s Sunshine Home
    2. 2. <ul><li>Our Mission we care for over 72 children with life-limiting conditions & their families providing transitional care, home support, respite, crisis and end-of-life care. </li></ul><ul><li>Our Vision All Children who need us can access us. </li></ul><ul><li>Building Ireland’s First Children’s Hospice – LauraLynn House open March 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Our History </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Established in 1925 ~ short term convalescence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1960’s admitted many very sick babies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1970’s long term care of profoundly disabled children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2001 – Jane McKenna & CSH start raising funds to build a children’s hospice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our Future Open for 300 families & ensure viability. Replicate nationwide. </li></ul><ul><li>THE FACTS: </li></ul><ul><li>1400 Children with life-limiting conditions </li></ul><ul><li>More than 350 Child deaths a year </li></ul><ul><li>42 children’s hospices in UK </li></ul>About Us
    3. 3. Leading the Way <ul><li>Alignment in strategy between CSH & Covidien: Passion, for Children and positive results for life . Our mission to ensure quality of life for every child and their family. </li></ul><ul><li>A small charity trying to do BIG things - impacts on so many families for better living </li></ul><ul><li>Make a real Difference: - 1,400 children with life-limiting conditions; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- 350 child deaths a year </li></ul></ul>Why Us? “ While we can’t change a diagnosis, we can change the quality of life for a child and their family”
    4. 4. Benefits to corporate partners <ul><li>CSH Support & Partnership – fundraising ideas, website promotion etc </li></ul><ul><li>Strong employee engagement – giving something back, different and children touch all our lives. Volunteer opps </li></ul><ul><li>Incentive for Covidien Staff – positive results for life, helping children </li></ul><ul><li>CSR alignment – PR opps </li></ul><ul><li>Fun, imaginative partnership with a small local charity and a global company . </li></ul><ul><li>Product donation eg saturation monitors etc </li></ul>“ Creating memories to last a lifetime”
    5. 5. <ul><li>Collection units. </li></ul><ul><li>Banners, pop-up’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Tee-shirts, stickers, balloons. </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas cards & decorations </li></ul><ul><li>Wrist-bands </li></ul><ul><li>“ Buy- a brick” certificates </li></ul><ul><li>LauraLynn Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>VOLUNTEERS </li></ul><ul><li>60 active volunteers with lots of ad-hoc support as needed </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent relationship with DLRVC & local community. </li></ul>Merchandise “ TIME – to be together, to be a child, to help…”
    6. 6. <ul><li>Sunshine Challenge. A Fundraising day across your 5 offices in Ireland. </li></ul><ul><li>Staff cycle & run on treadmills & bikes from Malin to Mizen Head. Competition between different areas </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s mini-marathon June 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Galway Ironman – Sept 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas. </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas cards & decorations. Sponsored presents for children. Covidien Cherrywood supported last 3 years and volunteered. </li></ul><ul><li>(5) Volunteer Opps. </li></ul><ul><li>Lots to do! Everything from gardening, DIY to painting & cleaning. </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Christmas party & Summer family fun day, help out. Come visit. </li></ul>Possible Fundraisers “ Quality of Life for everyone”
    7. 7. <ul><li>Critical equipment for LauraLynn House To improve the quality of a child’s short life for the child and their family </li></ul><ul><li>Playground €29,144 </li></ul><ul><li>Sandcastle Water feature €21,400 </li></ul><ul><li>Shower units x 8 €27, 970 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Nexus” Low beds with safety mattresses, cocoons & bumpers €15,362 </li></ul><ul><li>Child’s bedroom – €12,000 (specialised bed, hoist, bespoke armchairs etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Specialised “Rhapsody” Bath – €22,000 (Hydro massage, Including Sound and Vision, emergency lowering) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Suction” machines @ €1090 each </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive care baby cot – €6,000 each </li></ul><ul><li>Child’s playroom €55k ( A specially designed environment which provide a variety of sensory experiences for relaxation, therapy, learning and fun for children with special needs.) </li></ul>Sample Wish List
    8. 8. Wish List Intensive Care Baby Cots Multi-Sensory Room Fibre optics, water tower and special lighting
    9. 9. Our Charity Registration no. is CHY 2633 Thank you for your time and thinking of Ireland’s vulnerable children.