Tipperary Water Babies raise cash for children’s hospitals

Carol McNally, Water Babies, Catriona M Gloin, Our Lady's Children's Hospita,l Crumlin;  Anne Cooney, Temple Street Childrens University Hospital; Ciara O'Grady, National Childrens Hospital, Tallaght, and Aideen McGinn, Water Babies at the presentation of a cheque to Ireland's childnren's hospitals following the Water Babies Splashathon
Water Babies, Ireland’s leading baby and toddler swim school has, with the help of some of Tipperary’s youngest fundraisers, raised over €33,000 for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin; Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and the National Childrens Hospital, Tallaght, through their Water Babies Splashathon

Water Babies, Ireland’s leading baby and toddler swim school has, with the help of some of Tipperary’s youngest fundraisers, raised over €33,000 for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin; Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and the National Childrens Hospital, Tallaght, through their Water Babies Splashathon

During Water Babies Splashathon fundraising week, almost 2,500 babies and toddlers from across the country completed sponsored challenges dressed as pirates and princesses in Water Babies classes, from swimming solo underwater for the first time to swimming through a hoop or even completing a Splashathon circuit challenge in the pool.

Elaine Dunne, who teaches Water Babies lessons in Tipperary said: “We are so proud of our wonderful Water Babies and their parents as they have helped raise almost 100,000 for charity to date.”

Speaking on behalf of the fundraising teams of our three children’s hospitals, Anne Cooney commented: “Water Babies Splashathon was a great, fun way to make a real and lasting difference to the children and babies attending our hospitals. The money raised by parents and Water Babies young Splashathon fundraisers, will help purchase vital life saving equipment such as baby incubators, dialysis machines, ventilators and patient monitors.”

Water Babies classes operate around the country, including Tipperary.