Limerick charity donates care bags to young cancer patients


Charity LIMERICK donated 50 hospital care bags to childhood cancer patients.

Let’s Fund It donated the bags to cancer charity Hand in Hand, which will now be distributed to children receiving treatment in hospital.

Each bag contains essential items that will support children through treatment as well as specialty toys that will provide comfort through play therapy and creativity.

The contents of each hospital care bag will vary depending on the child’s age and circumstances and will include items such as a portable fan, travel pillow, toothbrush holder, mini torch, earplugs, a coloring book and crayons.

The hospital care bags also received special support from Labhaoise Fitzgerald who was diagnosed with cancer aged 10 in 2014.

She sadly passed away on January 5, 2021, two weeks after her 17th birthday.

Labhaoise’s mother, Louise, donated approximately 100 books from her beloved daughter’s collection to Hand in Hand.

These books will be given to children supported by Hand in Hand and will be included in the hospital care bags donated by Let’s Fund It.

It was Labhaoise’s wish that other children could read them and share the joy and happiness the books brought her.

Stephen Ryan-Doyle, President of Let’s Fund It, said: “Hospital care bags will hopefully support every child who undergoes treatment in hospital. This is our way of helping them and showing them our support during this difficult time.”

“We would like to thank Hand in Hand for their support throughout the process of organizing these hospital care bags.

“We would also like to thank the parents of Labhaoise Fitzgerald and the businesses that contributed to this donation. When we work together, we can give better together.”

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