‘Matilda’S miles’ is a fundraiser walk in aid of CMRF Crumlin, in memory of Matilda Quinn, who was born with a serious heart condition in April 2015. Matilda was under the care of the team in the Children’s Heart Centre in Crumlin but sadly passed away at the age of 8 months. The walk will take place in the Phoenix Park at 11am on Saturday the 22nd June, and Matilda’s family and friends are calling on the public to join them to raise vital funds for some of Ireland’s sickest children. It’s a fun-filled family day involving a 3 mile loop walk starting and finishing at the Papal Cross, and the route is suitable for bikes, buggies and scooters. Around 250 people took part in the walk last year, and almost €17,000 was raised for CMRF Crumlin, taking the grand total raised in Matilda’s name to €116,000. This year the organisers are hoping that many more people will take part. “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”, Rebecca Maher, Matilda’s mother said. “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!”
There are great prizes up for grabs, which are listed on the Matilda’S miles Facebook page www.facebook.com/matildas.miles.