Dalata Hotel Group has raised €1.1 million to support research into childhood cancer, and the funds have also been used to purchase medical equipment for Children's Health Ireland (CHI) at Crumlin.
The €1.1 million was raised through a series of events including the annual Dalata Digs Deep week, which saw fundraising challenges taking place across the group's hotels in Ireland, including Maldron hotels and Clayton hotels. The fundraisers included an annual cycle of 1,100km around all Dalata's Irish hotels and "Around the World in 30 Days", which saw staff walk a combined 70,325km in one month.
Statements By Children's Health Foundation Chief Executive
Children's Health Foundation chief executive Denise Fitzgerald stated that she is extremely thankful for what Dalata has been doing "every single day for sick children in the wards of CHI at Crumlin,", and said, "Since our partnership began in 2016, the Dalata team has raised a phenomenal €1.1 million to support sick children and their families in CHI at Crumlin.
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"These amazing funds have been put to work where they are needed most, with a big focus on cancer research, in particular, research into paediatric neuroblastoma.
"This research has the potential to change the little lives of so many patients, advance future treatments and improve outcomes.
"From all of us in Children's Health Foundation and on behalf of all of the frontline heroes, families and little patients in CHI at Crumlin, I want to thank Dalata for an amazing six years and for their kindness and dedication to sick children."
Fitzgerald added, "Dalata has made a lasting legacy for many many years at Children's Health Foundation Crumlin. We appreciate and value everything that every single team member has done for sick children."
Statements By Dalata Hotel Group Chief Operating Officer
As the six-year partnership comes to an end, Dalata Hotel Group chief operating officer Des McCann stated that the company is so pleased to have partnered with the Children's Health Foundation Crumlin as its flagship charity in Ireland, and said, "When we started out, we could never have imagined how engaged our people would become with this partnership and how it would enrich the lives of so many within Dalata, working together for a worthy cause.
"We have been able to see at first-hand how these funds have been used to support cancer research for neuroblastoma and the supply of medical equipment for children's wards.
"We're delighted to have had such a positive social impact and we wish the team at Children's Health Foundation success and best wishes for the future, they will always have a special place in the hearts of everyone at Dalata."
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