CMRF Crumlin, the fundraising body for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and The National Children’s Research Centre, has been chosen as the charity partner for the 2016 Irish Classic & Vintage Motor Show taking place on Sunday 3rd July on the grounds of Terenure College, Dublin.
Organized by the Irish Jaguar & Daimler Club and sponsored by AXA Insurance, the motor show has grown over the past 25 years to become the country’s largest classic and vintage motor show. More than 1,300 classic and vintage cars will be displayed at this year’s show, from veteran 1890s vehicles and exotic sports cars to a range of Irish 1920s army vehicles, including the iconic ‘Sliabh na mBan’ which featured in General Michael Collins’ convoy that was ambushed in 1922 at Béal na mBláth in West Cork. The show will also include auto jumble and trade stands, food and refreshments, live music and an enlarged kid’s area with ziplining, go-carting, bouncy castles and much more. The event will culminate with a prize-giving ceremony for the best vintage and classic cars at 4pm.
Funds raised from the Vintage Motor Show will be used by CMRF to support its Crumlin’s Big Book of Memories fundraising campaign, recently launched to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin (OLCHC). This campaign is inviting the nation to commemorate the significant work the OLCHC has done since its inception, by recording their memories of the hospital through the virtual memory book at crumlinmemories.ie. This website will allow members of the public to share and read the touching stories which illustrate the hospital’s 60 year history. From past patients and their loved ones to hospital workers and donors – anyone with a memory of the hospital can get involved, share their memories and help to shape the hospital’s future by donating online. Money raised from the campaign will be used to make renovations to the Outpatients Department and the Nazareth Ward which treats the hospital’s youngest and sickest babies, many of whom have never left the hospital since birth. Funds will also be used to cover the cost of a range of equipment urgently required by the hospital as well as supporting paediatric research conducted by the NCRC.
Speaking about the partnership, Gerry Cully, CMRF Crumlin Hospital Liaison Manager said: “We have chosen CMRF Crumlin as the charity partner for the 25th Anniversary of the Irish Classic & Vintage Motor Show following a very successful partnership last year. This is a milestone year for both the motor show and for the hospital which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Proceeds from the car show will contribute significantly to the ‘Crumlin’s Big Book of Memories’ fundraising campaign launched by CMRF to recognize the hospital’s incredible work and the nation’s memories of it over the past 60 years. Anyone with an interest in cars and families looking for a great day out should come join us on July 3rd to have some fun and support a fantastic cause.”
Venue: Grounds of Terenure College, Templeogue Road, Dublin 6
Time: 11am – 6pm
Show tickets: – Book online at ww.irishjagclub.ie
– Adults €15, OAPs €10, Children (under 12s) €5
– Tickets also available for purchase at the show
Parking: Available free of charge at Terenure College
Event Queries: Pat Daly 0879932575