Rosie Connolly has just raised €95,000 for Temple Street and Crumlin Children’s Hospital
What an amazing thing to do.
Christmas is all about giving and Rosie Connolly has done just that. The influencer has revealed that she has raised a massive amount of money for two children's hospitals - Temple Street Children's Hospital and Crumlin Children’s Hospital - all by doing a giveaway on her Instagram account.
Only 15 hours ago, Rosie shared an image of a Gucci bag and said she would be gifting it to one of her followers. She wrote that if you wanted to enter the competition, you would have to go onto the Go Fund Me page she set up and donate from €5 upwards.
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⚠️ STOP AND READ ⚠️ No, this is not a braggy “look at my new bag” post... far from it. During the year, I was given the opportunity to raise some money for the children’s hospital in Crumlin, and they had invited me in to walk the wards and see just where that money would be going. I can’t tell you how much that day changed me. I fought back the tears, thinking “why am I crying when there are parents here who are broken hearted and worried about their sick children?” ❤️ As I passed one of the beautiful babies in the heart unit, I glanced in only to be greeted by the biggest smile from a mother caring for her baby... I couldn’t believe that she had the energy to look up, never mind smile at a total stranger. And that’s when one of the team explained that these children are going through the toughest time of their little lives, but their parents know that they are in the best possible hands and the hospitals are doing all they can for them ❤️ I couldn’t let the year go by without doing something to say THANK YOU to two of Dublin’s children’s hospitals - @temple_street_foundation and @cmrf_crumlin ❤️ So in order to encourage you all to help me give back this Christmas, I have bought one of you a little Christmas gift and would like you to DONATE whatever you can, from €5 upwards, in order to be entered to win this @gucci bag ❤️ This isn’t about material things, but if this incentive helps me to raise as much money as possible then it’s worth it ❤️ HOW TO ENTER : 1. Click the link in my bio and donate a minimum of €5, but as much as you can. 2. Comment here when you’re done. 3. I will chose a winner at random on the 21st or December and will ask the winner for proof of their donation made ❤️ To kick start it, I have donated €1000 and would love you to help me on this ? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE share this with as many as you can and let’s help raise as much money as we can ? Just to be clear, the bag was purchased by me, full price, no discounts from @netaporter and comes with all tags attached, receipts, dust bags and box ❤️ The total raised will be split evenly between @temple_street_foundation and @cmrf_crumlin ❤️ THANK YOU for reading this far ?
The page has been inundated with entries, and at the time of writing, Rosie has raised €95,182. How amazing!
Taking to Instagram Stories last night, she said: "I swore I wasn’t going to come on and cry but I’ve spend the last hour bawling. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated. I had this idea a few weeks ago after visiting the hospitals... and I was like, 'I have to do something, I have to help in some way.'
"I thought there was no way we’d get to 10k. It’s an incredible thing to raise money for."
She then wrote on her stories: "Social media can be a very nasty, negative, mean place at times but tonight kind wins.”
"Kindess is everything and for you all to join me in raising money for the innocent ones in all of this, our children… I’m so proud of social media tonight."
If you want to check out the Go Fund Me page, you can do so here.