The Big Question: quizzing for Crumlin Children’s Hospital

November 16, 2012 in Culture, Quizzes

Sile Seoige, at the launch of The Big Question.

Next Thursday, November 22nd, sees the first ever holding of The Big Question, a national fundraising campaign to encourage family, friends, companies, organisations, teams and groups all over Ireland to come together this November and host a table quiz in aid of the Children’s Medical and Research Foundation at Our Lady’s Children Hospital, Crumlin.

It’s an event akin to the National Coffee Morning, in aid of local hospices, except in this case the organisers are looking for people to organise and host table quizzes!

All quiz organisers and the winning team from each quiz will be in with a chance to win a trip for four people to New York City with accommodation provided by Fitzpatrick Hotels. Even if you can’t organise a quiz you can still take part by texting Crumlin to 5700 to show your support with a €2.50 donation.

Children are sick, right now,” Dr. Orla Franklin, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist at Our Lady’s Hospital, says.  “Every year 550 children in Ireland have serious congenital heart disease for which surgery is the only option. The National Children’s Heart centre in Crumlin offers a life line to these children and their families. These tough life struggles are happening in cramped and out of date facilities.  This has to change. They get world-class care but they need quality facilities.”

The Big Question is part of the ‘Fix Crumlin’ campaign, a fundraising initiative to improve and upgrade the old and cramped wards currently being used to treat sick children in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. The Big Question is a direct appeal to Irish people to help raise funds to renovate the cardiac and cancer care facilities at a total cost of €8 million.  To download your own table quiz pack, visit or go to the Facebook page for more details.

For more information / images / interviews/ details of event, please contact: Deirdre McNamara ( or Elizabeth McHugh (, or phone 01 6329250.  You can also contact Sarah Benson (CMRF) at or on 01 7091700.

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