Charity walk organised in Dublin’s Phoenix Park for child with heart condition who passed away

Charity walk organised in Dublin’s Phoenix Park for child with heart condition who passed away





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A charity walk is taking place later this month in memory of Matilda Quinn.



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The young girl was born with a serious heart condition in April 2015 and sadly passed away at the age of eight months.

She was under the care of the Children’s Heart Centre team in Crumlin, who have helped organise the walk.

It will take place in Phoenix Park at 11am on Saturday, June 22.

Matilda’s family and friends are calling on the public to join them to help raise some vital funds for some of Ireland’s sickest children.

Proceeds will go towards CMRF Crumlin, who help children across Ireland.

The walk, titled Matilda’S Miles, is a fun-filled family day involving a three-mile loop walk starting and finishing at the Papal Cross, and the route is suitable for bikes, buggies and scooters.



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Around 250 people took park in the walk last year and almost €17,000 was raised for CMRF Crumlin, bringing the grand total raised in Matilda’s name to €116,000.

This year organisers hope many more people will take part.

Matilda’s mother Rebecca Maher spoke ahead of the walk and listed some of the great prizes that can be won on the day.



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She said: ‘There’ll be games and treats before the walk begins, and a chance to win lots of great prizes for local restaurants and hotel breaks around the country.



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‘This is the fourth annual Matilda’S miles walk. It’s organised in memory of our beautiful daughter who was cared for so well in Crumlin.

‘Bring a picnic and enjoy the wonderful Phoenix Park while raising funds for a great cause!’

For more information, head to CMRF Crumlin’s page here or the Matilda’S miles Facebook page here.

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