Claudine and Robbie Keane have raised over €9,000 in less than 24 hours, after launching a GoFundMe campaign for frontline workers.
Sharing their GoFundMe campaign on social media, the famous couple explained why they were raising the money.
“Thank you for visiting our fundraising page supporting this new national appeal supporting 12 of Ireland’s leading hospitals in the fight against Covid-19,” they wrote.
Robbie & Claudine Keane – Our Hospital Heroes https://t.co/j6pEoGmVtA
— Claudine Keane (@ClaudineKeane1) April 14, 2020
“Our Hospital Heroes Appeal is being co-ordinated by the Mater Foundation, the official fundraising body of the Mater University Hospital.”
“This cause is very close to our hearts. A close relative of ours has been fighting Covid-19 for last two weeks.”
“They thankfully come through the worst but without the help of the ICU and HDU teams then the news may have been quite different,” they continued.
“We will be forever grateful for the sacrifices all the frontline staff have made in every aspect of fighting this virus.”
Big names have already made donations, including footballer Shane Duffy, who donated €2,000, and blogger and business woman Suzanne Jackson, who donated €1,000.
To encourage people to donate to the GoFundMe page, Claudine and Robbie are also giving away a Hublot watch, and will pick a winner in four weeks time.
For details on how to enter, check out Claudine’s post below:
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COVID-19 Appeal ➡️Swipe right to watch our full story We are hoping to raise as much money as possible in aid of ‘Our Hospital Heroes’, in association with the Mater Hospital Foundation. To encourage donations we have decided to gift this very special edition Hublot watch to one person who makes a donation. Even though hospital staff are under enormous pressure at the moment, they were still able to show incredible kindness and patience when caring for a seriously ill member of our family who had to be treated in ICU recently due to Covid19. As a thank you for their amazing dedication and compassion we are asking you to support #OurHospitalHeroes, a fundraising appeal led by 12 of Ireland’s acute hospitals on the frontline of the Covid -19 battle. How to enter: 1. Click on the link in my bio to donate €10 or as much as you can to support #Ourhospitalheroes 2.Comment under this post 3.Share this post on your story 4. Take a screen shot of your donation as you will be asked for proof of donation if you win. We welcome all donations as it can be shipped worldwide. Thank you in advance for supporting a cause so close to our hearts. We are all in this together and together we can make a difference by supporting our frontline staff.
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