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“Tribute to The Coombe” Concert

By Sinéad Love

This March, the Olympia Theatre will host a concert like no other in order to pay a special tribute to the sick mothers and children in Dublin.

The purpose of this concert is to raise the vital funds that are needed for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital.

It will pay special tribute to three of the world’s biggest stars to date – ABBA, The Beatles and Elvis Presley.

The concert will take place on Sunday, 20 March 2011, and fans of all ages are welcome to enjoy some legendary hits by three of the world’s greatest musical legends, including Suspicious Minds, Dancing Queen and Hey Jude.

Dr. Chris Fitzpatrick, Master of The Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital spoke about the need for the unit.

“The intensive care of seriously ill newborn babies is highly challenging and very complex,” he said. “Caring for these babies is one of the most demanding tasks imaginable and discharging these babies home well after days, weeks or even months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is one of the most rewarding experiences that modern medicine has to offer.”

He emphasized that “by coming along to the show, people will be supporting, not just the fundraising event but also investing in medical progress and the future of infant healthcare in Ireland.”

This event is organized by Friends of The Coombe in order to raise funds to provide a Respiratory Support Ventilator for the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This device costs €51,000.

Tickets cost €25 and are available at http://www.ticketmaster.ie

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