Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Thank You Crumlin, Love Mia

By Elaine Scully Styling

I have been up and down to Crumlin every second day for the past couple of weeks with my son. This morning while sitting in the physio waiting room I received an invitation to 11 year old Mia Keaveney's debut fashion show 'Thank You Crumlin, Love Mia' in association with Fastway Couriers.

Mia Keaveney

Mia was born in China and, as a baby had an accident that left her badly burned. In 2002, Mia came to live with her Irish family in Dublin; it was at this stage that Mia began treatment in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. At the launch of this event Mia said "I love to draw and sketch fashion designs, especially when I was undergoing treatment in hospital, a friend of my mums sent them to fashion designer John Rocha who then invited me to come meet him, it was a dream come true." This meeting gave Mia the encouragement to use her drawings to do something positive and she came up with the idea ‘Thank You Crumlin, Love Mia’ as a way to do what she loved but also to show her appreciation for the support she received in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

Peter O'Brien and Mia Keaveney

This is a fantastic cause - I have nothing but praise for all the staff I have dealt with in Crumlin in recent weeks and in the past number of years - and it is sure to be an amazing event! Joe Quinsey, CEO of the Children’s Medical & Research Foundation, said “We are extremely honoured that Mia has chosen to thank us with such a special event. By supporting Mia’s special event, you’re supporting Ireland’s sickest children and their families.”

The event details are as follows;

Friday, 25th May

Dublin Convention Centre, Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

Doors: 7.30pm

With entertainment from:
Ryan Sheridan
Brian Kennedy
The Nualas

And couture pieces created from Mia’s designs by top Irish designers:
John Rocha, Louise Kennedy, Matt Doody, Jennifer Rothwell, Mary Grant, Caroline Kilkenny, Tyrrell & Brennan, Joanne London, Peter O’Brien, Deborah Veale & Louis Copeland

All proceeds from the event will go to
Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin

Tickets for ‘Thank You Crumlin, Love Mia’ are on sale now and can be bought from www.thankyoucrumlin.ie
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