Since the first Light It Up Gold campaign is 2013 we have worked closely with Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin (“OLCHC”) to help to improve supports and services for children attending St John’s paediatric cancer ward. Whilst our primary purpose is awareness and advocacy on behalf of children and their families, our goal is also to help as many children as possible with the funds generously donated to us.
In 2013 St John's Ward was being completely refurbished through a massive fundraising campaign. The Light It Up Gold campaign funded much needed medical diagnostic equipment for St. John’s oncology ward in OLCHC,
Currently Childhood Cancer Foundation is funding a part-time play specialist position for St. John’s Day Ward. Read more about Play Services
Childhood Cancer Foundation is also funding an ongoing research project into use of complementary therapy on children in treatment which will be done as a collaboration between UCD and OLCHC.
We are delighted to see the roll out of the Beads of Courage® programme on St John's Ward. This is an internationally recognised arts in medicine programme currently in use in hundreds of paediatric cancer hospitals worldwide. OLCHC will be the first hospital in Ireland to roll out the programme. Read more about Beads of Courage