For anyone who was in The Square or the National Children’s Hospital last month you will have seen the wonderful ‘Easter Chicks’ at work, selling their knitted Easter chicken egg cosies to raise funds for hospital. The ladies work year round to make the little chicks in all colours and so we wanted to reward them for all their efforts!
We presented the Easter Chick’s organiser, Ann Carthy as our April Community Champion as she’s the one who gets all the ladies together once a week to knit everything from Easter chickens to baby outfits, dolls to Christmas decorations. This is the tenth year the group have devoted their time to making and selling knitted goods for the hospital and to date they have raised a staggering amount of nearly a quarter of a million!
Not only do the ladies make the goods, but they take turns to sell them at stalls from early morning to late in the evening. Their support has ensured that the children who stay at the hospital are afforded the highest level of support and care, through the purchase of vital updated equipment, the development of a specialised outdoor play area within the hospital, improved facilities for parents who stay with their children as well as providing art therapy for our young patients. Keep up the good work ladies!
The National Children’s Hospital is The Square Tallaght’s chosen charity.