Top Irish influencer Rosie Connolly Quinn has raised over €100,000 for both Temple Street Children’s Hospital and Crumlin Children’s Hospital.
The mum of two posted to her social media last night with a very special giveaway, offering her followers a chance to win a Gucci bag in exchange for a donation to the cause.
Rosie launched a Go-Fund-Me page to facilitate donations.
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Rosie’s goal was to hit €5,000 but within 18 hours her Go-Fund-Me had hit €100,000.
“This Christmas, I am hoping to raise as much money as possible for both Temple Street Children’s Hospital and Crumlin Children’s Hospital,” she wrote.
“I am running a giveaway over on my Instagram account to encourage you to donate what you can, no matter how small, in order to help these wonderful hospitals to look after our children here in Ireland. Your help is greatly appreciated.”
Posting to her Instagram story last night, the blogger broke down into tears as she thanked her followers for their donations.
She told her almost 300k strong following how overwhelmed she was with the response to her fundraiser.
“Social media can be a very nasty, negative place at times, but tonight kindness wins,” she wrote.
Almost 10,000 individuals have donated so far, donating anything from five euro to fifty euro.
The fundraiser has been shared by some of Ireland’s other leading influencers, including Grace Mongey and Claudine Keane.
The hospitals are said to be “delighted” with the scale of the donations.
Rosie has received huge praise for her charity drive.
“Thank you for highlighting a very worthy cause and using your platform for spreading awareness,” one wrote.
“In a world that is suffocating with online negatively this is the most refreshing positive use of social media Ireland has seen this year! You’re a true inspiration,” said another.
You can donate to Rosie’s fund HERE.