10th June 2020
The INTO members’ draw to support sick children closes for entries tomorrow (Thursday, 11 June 2020) at 2pm. If you haven’t bought your ticket yet, now is your chance. Tickets cost €10 each and winners will be drawn on Friday.
Every year the INTO runs a members’ draw to support the incredible work of the Children’s Medical and Research Foundation at CHI at Crumlin. This year, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we are running the draw online.
This is a difficult year for many of us, but particularly for organisations which rely on fundraising to maintain their work. In this context we make this special plea to you to participate in our annual raffle, going online this year for the first time. The prize fund is reduced this year in order to maximise support for this great cause, but we still offer €20,000 in member prizes to be won in June.
INTO is asking all our members to support INTO’s charity partner – the Children’s Medical and Research Foundation (CMRF) at CHI at Crumlin – by purchasing a ticket for our annual members’ draw and be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes;
- 1st Prize – €10,000
- 2nd Prize – €3,000
- 3rd & 4th Prizes – €1,500
- 5th & 6th Prizes – €1,000
- 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th Prizes – €500
CHI at Crumlin treats around 150,000 children from all parts of Ireland every year. In order to provide these patients with the best possible care, there is a constant need to invest in research projects. The proceeds from the 2020 INTO members’ draw will be used to continue funding the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) research project. IBD is a term for two chronic relapsing conditions, ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD).
Unfortunately, childhood IBD continues to rise in Ireland and current treatment strategies are ineffective for many children. Further research is vital and we appeal for your support to continue funding this important research project.
The draw will take place on Friday, 12 June 2020 in INTO Head Office and results will be uploaded to the INTO website immediately afterwards. Please note this draw is limited to INTO members. We have also provided a “Donate Only” facility below for members who wish to make contributions without purchasing a ticket or for school staff who are not INTO members. If you have any queries, please contact Georgina Glackin at firstname.lastname@example.org.