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Cork University Hospital’s Children’s Unit announced as Official Charity Partner of Cork Rebel Week 2013

 “Support Munster’s sick children on Independence Day”

As part of the Cork Rebel Week celebrations later this year, the People’s Republic of Cork will “officially” become “independent” for one day on October 16th! On Cork Independence Day over 50 “Visa Checkpoints” around the city and county, will control entry to “the real capital”, and it’s all in the name of a very good cause, the Children’s Unit at Cork University Hospital (CUH), helping thousands of sick children from all over Munster each year.

All visitors to Cork on October 16th are invited to get a Cork Visa, which will be available to purchase for just €2 from shops and various outlets around the city and county from this month, right up to Cork Independence Day, or directly at the “Checkpoints” on the day itself. 100% of proceeds from the Cork Visa will go directly the Children’s Unit at the CUH, the official charity partner for Cork Rebel Week, 2013. 

The Children’s Unit at CUH was selected from a very high calibre of applications to become the official charity partner of Cork Rebel Week 2013, Cork’s flagship Gathering event which takes place from October 14th to 20th and details of the charity campaign were unveiled at a special launch event in the Hospital on Wednesday 10th July.

For the first time ever the children and staff of the Children’s Unit of CUH are asking for your help to improve the facilities in the Unit. The unit was built in 1978 and is in major need of updating; so funds raised through the sale of the Cork Visa will be used to transform the unit which sees almost 10,000 children admitted annually.

The Cork Visa is available from shops and other retail outlets all around the city and county now. For more information visit

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