Brian McDonnell

Dip in for LauraLynn #GivingBack4ZackMc

Fundraising for LauraLynn Children's Hospice
raised of €2,500 target
In memory of Zack Mcdonnell
We provide children's hospice care to support sick children & their families


As many of you will know already, we lost our gorgeous baby boy Zack after a very short illness. Zack was diagnosed with a brain tumor on 2nd November, he was then diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive form of cancer called ATRT. Zack went through 4 major surgeries and unfortunately his little body could take no more. Our little superman passed away on 17th November 2020, a mere 15 days after his diagnosis.

Zack was the most incredible little boy and he brought so much happiness, fun, laughter and love to our lives. He was the the happiest little boy and he was loved by all who knew him. 

We are raising money for LauraLynn who stepped in the morning Zack passed away and helped us to create precious memories and memerabilia that we will cherish forever. The gifts they provided us with are priceless. They have provided us with great support since Zack passed and they have offered their full range of bereavement services to us.

Christmas is an extremley difficult time for us so on Christmas Day, we, along with family members and friends, will be taking part in "Dip it if for LauraLynn". This invloves taking a plunge in the sea. Some family and friends will be braving the Irish weather to take a dip in Portmarnock beach, whilst Karen and myself will be taking a dip in warmer weather. Keep an eye on this page for updates on how everybody got on. 

We really appreciate any donation big or small to help us reach our goal and show our appreciation to LauraLynn for the trojan work they do.

About the charity

LauraLynn Ireland’s only Children’s Hospice, provides palliative care to children with life-limiting conditions and their families. We provide support from diagnosis, to end of life, and throughout bereavement with a range of practical, emotional and medical care for the whole family.

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