Rosie Connolly Has Just Raised almost €100k For Temple Street And Crumlin Children’s Hospital
The figure just keeps on rising...
Christmas truly is a time for giving, and Rosie Connolly has just proved that ten fold, by raising almost €100k for Temple street and Crumlin Children’s hospital.
Playing Santa Claus, Rosie shared a snap of a Gucci bag she bought and is gifting to one of her followers, all she asks in return is for her fans to donate as little as €5 to be entered into the draw.
Starting a go-fund-me account, Rosie set a modest target of €5k donating €1k herself, which was quickly surpassed within 12 hours… with her now having raised well over €80k for her chosen charities… and that figure just keeps on rising.
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⚠️ STOP AND READ ⚠️ No, this is not a braggy “look at my new bag” post… far from it. During the year, I was given the opportunity to raise some money for the children’s hospital in Crumlin, and they had invited me in to walk the wards and see just where that money would be going. I can’t tell you how much that day changed me. I fought back the tears, thinking “why am I crying when there are parents here who are broken hearted and worried about their sick children?” ❤️ As I passed one of the beautiful babies in the heart unit, I glanced in only to be greeted by the biggest smile from a mother caring for her baby… I couldn’t believe that she had the energy to look up, never mind smile at a total stranger. And that’s when one of the team explained that these children are going through the toughest time of their little lives, but their parents know that they are in the best possible hands and the hospitals are doing all they can for them ❤️ I couldn’t let the year go by without doing something to say THANK YOU to two of Dublin’s children’s hospitals – @temple_street_foundation and @cmrf_crumlin ❤️ So in order to encourage you all to help me give back this Christmas, I have bought one of you a little Christmas gift and would like you to DONATE whatever you can, from €5 upwards, in order to be entered to win this @gucci bag ❤️ This isn’t about material things, but if this incentive helps me to raise as much money as possible then it’s worth it ❤️ HOW TO ENTER : 1. Click the link in my bio and donate a minimum of €5, but as much as you can. 2. Comment here when you’re done. 3. I will chose a winner at random on the 21st or December and will ask the winner for proof of their donation made ❤️ To kick start it, I have donated €1000 and would love you to help me on this 🎁 PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE share this with as many as you can and let’s help raise as much money as we can 🥰 Just to be clear, the bag was purchased by me, full price, no discounts from @netaporter and comes with all tags attached, receipts, dust bags and box ❤️ The total raised will be split evenly between @temple_street_foundation and @cmrf_crumlin ❤️ THANK YOU for reading this far 🎁
For fair reasons Rosie is overwhelmed by the response, and took to her Insta stories last night to share her gratitude with her followers.
“I swore I wasn’t going to come on and cry but I’ve spend the last hour bawling. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated.”
“I thought there was no way we’d get to 10k. It’s an incredible thing to raise money for.”
Showing us that social media isn’t all duck faces and trolling, Rosie commented on the positive impact her social media use has had on doing good for a worthy cause.
“I cannot believe that I haven’t even left the house and by putting something online, we raised this much money. It makes me think why didn’t I do this way earlier?”
Continuing she said:
“Social media can be a very nasty, negative, mean place at times but tonight kinds wins.”
“Kindess is everything and for you all to join me in raising money for the innocent ones in all of this, our children… I’m so proud of social media tonight.”
If you fancy getting involved with the kindness you can donate here.
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