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Dolls’ House Raffle for the burns unit

Three lovely Georgian-style dolls’ houses are on display in Dublin to promote the annual St. James’s Hospital Christmas raffle, whose proceeds this year will benefit The National Burns Unit. The dolls’ houses are on display at James Adam & Sons Auctioneers at 26 St Stephen’s Green, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre on South William Street, and at St. James’s Hospital; tickets, priced €5, are available at all locations. The Doll Store have provided the dolls’ house prize and the sumptuous displays have been created by ribbon and trimming specialists, A Rubanesque in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre.

Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh-Briena Meaney-Picture Ethna O'Brien
Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh and Briena Meaney (Picture by Ethna O’Brien)

Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh will draw the name of the winner of the prize of a fully-furnished dolls’ house on Thursday, December 19th. She is always pleased to support St. James’s Hospital: “My father was a patient there for a week before he died and, although the week was heart-wrenching, our experience was a revelation. From the time my father came into the A&E our family was deeply comforted by the methodical approach of the skilled and expert staff.” Bláthnaid also supports and champions the annual giving scheme, The Friends of St. James’s Hospital.

The National Burns Unit at St. James’s Hospital caters to severely burned patients from all over Ireland. Patients are admitted following house-fires, construction accidents and other traumatic incidents – suffering from burns ranging from 1 – 2% of their entire body skin to 90% and higher. A multi-disciplinary team provides specialist care and aims to raise €500,000 over the next two to three years to provide new equipment and infrastructural changes.