Fundraising initiative in aid of Temple Street Children's Hospital

The team at The Lake Hotel Killarney were delighted to issue a cheque to the value of €5,677 for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. The hotel’s Employee Representative team decided to lace up their running shoes and form a running club to raise funds for this very worthy cause. The team took part in a series of running events from September this year and invited their colleagues to complete four 5kilometre runs through the National Park and in the surrounding areas.  Each participant’s entry fee was donated to the chosen charity. In September, four Lake Hotel employees completed the Dingle Marathon, seeking sponsorship from their colleagues with all proceeds going to Temple Street. The Lake Hotel employees were delighted to sponsor their comrades and help raise funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Total funds raised from the running club membership and the Dingle Marathon sponsorship amounted to €5,677.

Stephen Dennehy, chairperson of the Employee Representative team at The Lake Hotel is already thinking of next year’s fundraising efforts. “We were delighted to be sending a cheque of this value to Temple Street Children’s hospital and are very grateful to everyone who supported this fantastic cause. Each year we organize a fundraising event, last year we completed a sky dive in aid of Kerry Mountain Rescue, this year we formed The Lake running club in aid of Temple Street, so we look forward to what next year will bring.”

Temple Street Children’s Hospital is an acute National Paediatric hospital which specializes in paediatric surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, nephrology, orthopaedics, ENT and plastic surgery. Temple Street cares for 150,000 children per year including over 45,000 who attend the Emergency Department. A staff of 90 Consultant and over 950 nursing, Health and Social Care Professionals and other staff provide this care. For more information on the Temple Street Children’s Hospital visit www.templestreet.ie

The Lake Hotel has extended its season and will remain open until 15th December this year. Enjoy lunch or an evening meal in The Lakeside Bistro, afternoon tea in the Piano Lounge or award winning dining in the Castlelough Restaurant in the coming weeks. The hotel will close for annual refurbishment from 15th December - 30th January. During this time, The Lake Hotel reservations team will be fully operational and happy to assist with any queries for 2020 & beyond. Christmas Vouchers may also be purchased during the hotel closure either at the hotel or, via phone/online 064 6631035 www.lakehotel.com.

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