Pure Telecom today announces that it will raise €250,000 for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, and the National Children’s Research Centre, also based in the Crumlin Hospital. Funds will be directed through the fundraising body for both organisations, CMRF Crumlin.

Pure Telecom will help CMRF Crumlin to continue its work through a combination of staff and customer fundraising initiatives. Earlier this year, the company and its staff handed more than €120,000 to Make-A-Wish Ireland following its fundraising efforts for the charity.

For over 50 years, CMRF has played a key role in enabling cutting-edge research into childhood illness and treatment. Its work also provides funding for state-of-the-art equipment and hospital wards for Ireland’s sickest children.

Paul Connell, CEO and co-founder of Pure Telecom, said: “Crumlin Children’s Hospital and the National Children’s Research Centre are fantastic organisations that we greatly admire. The CMRF charity is a much-needed source of support for sick children and their families in Ireland, helping to improve the quality of kids’ lives and funding invaluable research into children’s illnesses.

“At Pure Telecom, we are always eager to give back to the community and this partnership is one that really resonates with members of our staff. Even to make a small difference in these children’s lives is incredibly worthwhile. ”

Mary O’Donovan, director of fundraising, CMRF Crumlin, said: “CMRF Crumlin is delighted to be chosen as the charity partner for Pure Telecom. Every year, over 150,000 children and their families visit Crumlin Children’s Hospital from across the length and breadth of Ireland.

“We receive no governmental funding so fundraising from amazing corporate partners, like Pure Telecom, is absolutely vital to us.”

The Irish telecoms provider will reach the fundraising target in the next five years.

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