12 Cards of Christmas for LauraLynn

By Aimée Mac Leod

Daniel Farrell pictured at Inis Beach. Pic: LauraLynn
Daniel Farrell pictured at Inis Beach.
Pic: LauraLynn

LauraLynn Children’s Hospice has released 2014’s 12 Cards of Christmas.

Every year, the hospice releases the 12 Cards of Christmas in memory of Daniel Farrell, who died in 2007 aged only 15 months of an undetected heart condition called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HOCM). His parents wanted to celebrate their son’s life by helping other children with serious illnesses, and Daniel’s father John struck upon the idea. Ever since then, a group of Ireland’s leading designers has been challenged each year to come up with their take on the 12 Days of Christmas. The Irish International Advertising Agency have taken up the gauntlet for 2014.

John Farrell commented, “Each year, incredibly talented designers give their time and talent for free to create this special tribute to our little boy and we are so grateful. It is due to their work that we can help families of children suffering from life limiting illnesses. It is also our special way to remember our son Daniel, especially at Christmas. We hope everyone can support the cards again this year.”

Now in its eighth year, the Daniel’s Heart Christmas Cards campaign has raised over €300,000, all of which has gone towards the €2.4 million required annually by the hospice to continue providing much needed services to the families of seriously ill children.

The pack of 12 cards costs €10, and you can pick them up from LauraLynn Children’s Hospice on Leopardstown Road, or order them from their website.

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