Fundraising for St. Anne’s & I.C.U. in St. Vincent’s by Charlene Murphy


Following the premature birth of her daughter Freya in February 2022, Charlene Murphy from Tullow, County Carlow spent some time in the Intensive Care Unit and St. Anne’s Ward here in St. Vincent’s.

After her successful recovery, Charlene and her husband Pàdraig fundraised to benefit the three hospitals involved in the care of Charlene and of Freya and in the process raised the amazing total of almost €14,500 to be shared between the three hospitals.

Charlene and Pàdraig called their challenging venture The Dublin to The DÈISE cycle! Our journey for Freya, which took them from St. Vincent’s Hospital to the Waterford SCBU where Freya was cared for after her birth. We are delighted to share some of the photos taken at the cycle.

From the total funds raised, €4,421.85 was donated for St. Anne’s Ward in St. Vincent’s to purchase an exercise machine for patients. In addition they donated €2,250 for equipment and education in the Intensive Care Unit in the hospital. This contribution of nearly €6,700 for the benefit of patients in St. Vincent’s is most appreciated.

Finally we are delighted to report that Freya is a happy and healthy baby now of nine months old.

Pictured presenting her fundraising proceeds of €6,671.85 to St. Vincent’s are Charlene with her daughter Kayla, along with Chandan D’Souza & Joy Lewis, Clinical Nurse Specialists in Haematology Dept. and John Hickey, C.E.O. St. Vincent’s Foundation.

Also pictured is the exercise machine they purchased for St. Anne’s Ward and photos from their other fundraising events.

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