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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.


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