Rev up for Prems 2011
IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT THE REV UP FOR PREMS ROAD CHALLENGE IS ALL ABOUT-
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THIS CHALLENGE:
“Text “Prem” to 57802. Texts cost €2.00; a minimum of €1.65 will go to Irish Premature Babies. Standard Network charges may apply. CHY Number 19532. Helpline Irish Premature Babies 0818 217100 .”
TO ANY FAMILIES OF PREMS, SUPPORTERS OF IRISH PREMATURE BABIES OR MOTORCYCLISTS WE WOULD LOVE IF YOU COULD JOIN SEAN AND THE IRISH PREMATURE BABIES CREW- COME VISIT US AT YOUR LOCAL HOSPITAL, LISTEN ON YOUR LOCAL RADIO TO LISTEN OR CONTACT THEM TO GIVE OUT OUR TEXT NUMBER. IF YOU ARE A MOTORCYCLIST JOIN SEAN ON PART OF HIS ROUTE.
"Rev up for Prems"- Road Challenge around Ireland in aid of incubators. monitors or equipment for the NICU's/ SCBU's.
Irish Premature Babies have already started fundraising for the Coombe, Rotunda and Holles Street Hospital. When they have their items, we will then look to 3 more hospitals and keep going until we have raised one for every NICU/SCBU around Ireland.
Please support this really worthy cause. All you have to do is text us €2.00. Each text will make a difference.
Sean Brennan is going to travel around Ireland in 4 days for raise funds for Irish Premature Babies - the money raised will be given directly to our NICU/SCBU fund. Sean is a keen motorcylist and owner of a harley Davidson will undertake this challenge on the 19th of April 2011. Going with Sean will be a support car with 3 members of the organisation- Grace, Irene & Sarah. We hope that each day Sean will arrive at a different NICU/SCBU and meet some parents/hospital staff. Each day, Sean will also do media interviews to tell the public what the event is about and why he wants to raise money for our little prems. Each night he has to seek accommodation and its up to the general public to find him somewhere to stay otherwise he will be sleeping under the stars. We will have a text line set up and we will be asking people to text us and the money used to texted us will form our fundraising funds from the event.
With Sean on his travels will be our little Mascot "Hope" - Named by Gracie Rose after a competition
Hope will be going to every NICU/SCBU because she needs the equipment to help her and each NICU/SCBU needs the equipment to help Hope. She will also be available for photographs and cuddles with parents and children.
There are over 150 photographs from the road challenge, click on the link to view them all. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/fbx/?set=a.10150221340148274.346758.246233458273&l=fc9b2cb176
Route for the "Rev up for Prems" Road Challenge 2011
NICU/SCBU Route and times are as follows:
TUESDAY 19/04/11 Depart Rotunda Hospital at 11.00am
Arrive OLOL Drogheda at 11.30am.
Depart OLOL Drogheda at 12.00pm
Arrive Cavan General Hospital SCBU 13.45pm.
Depart Cavan 14.30pm
Arrive Letterkenny for overnight stay.
WEDNESDAY-20/04/11 Arrive Letterkenny General Hospital Scbu 09.30am
Depart Letterkenny 10.15am.
Arrive Castlebar Hospital Scbu 12.45pm
Depart Castlebar 13.30pm.
Arrive Galway University Hospital Nicu 16.00pm
Overnight stay in Galway.
THURSDAY-21/04/11 Depart Galway 09.30am
Arrive Limerick St Munchin's 11.15am SCBU
Depart Limerick 12.30pm
Arrive Cork 14.30pm
Visit Cork NICU 15.00pm
Overnight in Cork
FRIDAY-22/04/11 Depart Cork 09.30am-
Arrive Waterford General Hospital SCBU 12.00pm
Depart Waterford 12.45pm
ETA Coombe Hospital NICU 16.00pm
Three of the members of the Irish Premature Babies are going in a support car on the Rev up for Prems tour. Each day the ladies will record their experience and share it with us. Sean our motorcyclists will also keep a diary and let us know how he is getting on and more importantly he will let us know if he gets somewhere to sleep every night. We will also have photographs and a few video's to share on the page.
MONDAY THE 18TH OF APRIL 2011- THE DAY BEFORE THE TOUR
Sean- the day before
Got over to RTE in plenty of time for the show. Just as I pulled up on the bike I spotted Catherine Lynch and I asked her to hold my helmet, she looked at me oddly but obliged. In my side bag, I pulled out Hope and all her gear. I think at this time she thought she was on a hidden camera ! I asked her to hold Hope while I took a picture of her. I would love to know what was going through her head but fair play to her, I took the photograph and then explained about the charity and what we were doing.
One of the girls took a pic of me getting some make-up on for the telly, thanks girls-much appreciated, mind you got worse, found it on the facebook page later! Did the interview and hoped it went well and we got the message across. Had a bit of a mix up after the show, I went off two hand bags which I thought we Grace’s, turns out I had run off with Gillian McKeith’s bag and her daughter’s. Had to sneak back into the RTE studio and give back the bags back !
At home now . Tara and Allison came to pick up my luggage for the journey and the cover for the bike. I am looking forward to it and really want to get the message out there about supporting the charity and helping all the babies. Will miss my daughters and the good lady of course, was in the bad books as tomorrow is her birthday and I will be away, so have lots of making up to do when I return.
Grace- the day before
Hey so its 23.15 I have just sat down now after packing and getting the house sorted in advance of my trip. Its my first time to ever be away from my babies. I had one night away last summer but I left at 10pm and came home at 10am so to say I am a bit nervous is an understatment. But its for such an amazing cause so it will all be worth it.
Myself Sean and Keely were out in Rte today doing an interview for Four Live. It went really well and we got the chance to get our mascot Baby Hope in some pictures with some Celebrity Friends. Off to bed now fingers crossed for tomorrow really hope we get a good turnout and that all goes to plan. I will update you all on our stories tomorrow night again Night everyone xxx
Hi all, So its almost 12 o'clock, just finished packing and finalising bits and pieces for tomorrow. Very apprehensive about leaving the kids tomorrow. First time to leave Lillie for any amount of time since she was born and been even longer since I ve left Ben. Its all for a worthwhile cause though and really looking forward to meeting some Prem parents on our trip. Hopefully, We'll find accommodation for Sean for the couple of nights while we're away. Fingers crossed, Talk to you all tomorrow night. Sarah x
oh god its the night before the rev up for prems. all the nerves and anxietes and leaving the kids for so long! probably forgotten something even though the packing is taking forever. have to collect
the fuel card very early in the morning and then be on the road for 9 am with the family. kids cant wait to see all the harleys and radio novas hummer! the rotunda hospital will be bussing tomorrow! alarm is set for 6 so im off to bed now!
TUESDAY THE 19TH OF APRIL 2011
hi folks, just to let ye all know how things are going. well so far so good. we are all being well looked after and people have been very good on our journey here. the challenge has been set for the rest of the country! Sean hasnt left us yet so thats a good sign. hello to my caragh gang.
First day on the road, Great send off from Seans house this Morning, Radio Nova came to give us an escort into town. The guys were all lovely and gave us a great send off. Brought the bikes and the Radio Nova Hummers.The kids loved it not to mention the Dads..... Arriving into the Rotunda was Fab. Great banter on the road in , beeping at all the passers by. The Staff in the Rotunda were lovely and we met some great parents and amazing prems while we were there. From There we went to Drogheda. The staff were fab treated us to Scones. Baby Hope got lots of attention and the staff even fixed her up and gave her a new bed !! Then we made our way to Cavan, Before we got there we had an "episode" on the roundabout, we drove around a few times while poor Sean was convinced we were lost. In Cavan we met some more fab families and staff.
We arrived in LetterKenny to stay in our Hotel, we were treated to some Fab food and even a game of bowling, I didn't win..... lol. Going to bed now after a long but very rewarding day. Roll on tomorrow ...... Sarah x
Found it hard sleeping so when the alarm went off at seven I hit snooze by accident. Woke up at about half seven and started panicking that I would be late. Made it into the Rotunda with the support car at about 10.30 done a quick interview with Dublin City Fm en route. Great turnout at the Rotunda. Made it off for Drogheda at about 11.00
Another great turnout at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. The staff and parents were so welcoming. I got the chance to go into the NICU unit to meet a new premmie mum Ciara and her beautiful little girl Molly. Hit the road for Cavan we got stuck behind quite a few tractors so were were a teeny bit late
Another great turnout at Cavan met up with some parents and some of our parents who modelled for us at the fashion show Danielle and Mark. Cavan General were delighted with the mr10 monitor that we donated to the unit. After some pics we hit the road again.
We were lucky to be offered lunch at the Orchard Restaurant in Cavan...Irene got the chance to meet her hubby Donnacha and boys there....but she had to say cheerio all over again to her 3 men ....poor Irene
Had a bit of craic on the trip from Cavan to Letterkenny. Sean was made go around one particular roundabout 3 times dont think he was too happy oops. We stopped into Asda quickly in Omagh Irene was navigating and managed to get us lost in the car park ....Irene!!!!! Sarah was trying to get some shut eye but myself and Irene werent having any of that haha
Arrived in Letterkenny after driving around the town several times and with a bit of help from the Mount Errigal Hotel and Arena 7 restaurant we manaaged to get fed and get a bed.
Were all exhausted now so early night for our start in the morning night everyone roll on tomorrow hopefully Irene wont get us too lost if we need any help guys we will be on the facebook page looking for directions .
Enjoyed the start of the send off, Radio Nova turned up to start us off from the house will all the bikes and the Hummer. All the kids enjoyed the hummer in the Rotunda. It was great to hit the road and meet up with the bikers that brought us into Drogheda. The staff in Drogheda and Cavan were great to chat to and gave us a great reception. It was great to listen to Danielle in Cavan listening to her story really reminded me what this was all about and was so heart warming.
Back on the road it was a blast, the fun started, tractors were all out today, roundabouts were a bit tricky today, zippedy liked going round the roundabouts, and then the car got a mind of its own and wanted to go to Derry all by itself!!!
Until tomorrow when the new adventure starts.............
WEDNESDAY THE 20TH OF APRIL 2011
Well we woke up nice and early have to admit we were all a bit tired after a quick breakfast we hit the road and made our way to Letterkenny General where we met the wonderful staff and some parents. Our fabulous friend Noel Cunningham popped along with us to meet everyone. We had a chance to pop into the unit and see some teeny tiny babies. It brought back a lot of memories for us and really helped us see why were all doing this.
I had a quick interview on Highland radio this morning and I was joined on air by Donegal Mum Peggy. Thanks for all the help Peggy :)) Left Letterkenny and headed for Castlebar what a journey.... kind of began to think we would never get there but even though we were a tad bit late we made it safe and sound. Met more fabulous parents at Castlebar it was so lovely to see everyone. I got a quick chance to have a cuddle with baby Eli, I nearly robbed him off his mum Louise - what a cutie!!!
We got a tad bit lost leaving Castlebar oops we ended up driving around the square a few times before we got it right but soon enough we were on the way and it was Galway here we come. Again traffic was against us and for anyone that seen our video you guys would know what I mean. Got to Galway Nicu in one piece and met all the lovely Galway parents. We had a great time catching up with them all and seeing all the prems. We all went up to the NICU and also got some pics of everyone.
Headed out tonight into Eyre Square and handed out a leaflets trying to get people to text in and donate so fingers crossed. Were hoping to do Sean's hair tomorrow so I will keep you all updated Keep the ideas coming in for us guys!!!! Missing the kids like mad today feels like forever since I have had some hugs but seeing the amazing parents and prems along the way is really helping to keep morale high so bring on the next leg of the trip tomorrow
Till tomorrow night folks
Love Grace xxxx
Have to say strange waking up this morning to no kids. Linda like I was missing a limb!!
Early start this morning up for breakfast before heading straight to Letterkenny General Hospital. We arrived at the hospital around 9:30. We were met by a fab nurse called Kate; she brought us upstairs and introduced us to the staff up there. Some amazing people in the unit, very enthusiastic about their jobs and the longterm future of the babies in their care. Noel Cunningham joined us in the unit and spoke to the staff. Such a gentleman. Had helped us out with food and a place to stay on Tuesday night.
After Letterkenny we made the journey to Mayo General, Bumpy roads. OMG, glad I was in the car not on a bike ! lol sorry Sean. Got to the unit and had the support of lots of parents again and some of the cutest babies (pics on the fb page)
Best turn out of to date has to be handed to Galway, even though we were unbelievably late the families stayed and waited to greet us. Traffic had been mental all day. There were so many families and children we ran out of balloons. The families chipped in and organised for food for us for tonight. Thanks guys, much appreciated!
Long day had by all, traffic EVERYWHERE!!! Worse was traffic in Galway, well would have been worse except we were actually parked on a taxi rank, no traffic on the road........ Another fab day on our “Rev up for Prems” road challenge. Such a pleasure to meet all of the very supportive families and the very brave babies and children who are on the other side of their premature journey.
Irene here, Day 2 of the Rev up for Prems challenge finished and boys don't we feel it now.
TYPICAL no children shouting or school runs to make this morning but I was wide awake at 6.30am and no sign of sleep. So off I went to the pool and left the two sleeping beauties for their well deserved rest, the lazy sods!!!
Started of this morning in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal and made it on time to the S.C.B.U. on time which was the only stop we made on time today!!
It was lovely to meet all the staff there where they were so welcoming and introduced us to all their staff. Noel Cunningham came along to help out and brought all his excitement and spontaneity to the morning. The staff work under so much stress, it was great to see their enthusiasm for I.P.B. and Rev. up for Prems. I think that all sides gained great insight in this visit alone and it was a great start to the day. Next stop was Grace doing a radio interview with on of the Prem Mums, a big thank you to Peggy for that,on a Donegal Radio Station.
Onwards with hit the road again for Castlebar getting slightly delayed on the way.
The parents who were waiting very patiently there, were so good to keep the moral up and were great to meet. We also got to meet some staff there for a chat. Being somewhat under pressure we headed off and contrary to popular opinion there was no getting lost while I was driving, my co-navigator couldn't make out the diversions around the town!!!! Signs were bad and all that.
At last we got to Galway unfortunately in peak time traffic with the rain, but the welcome from the parents and children was unbelievable and one of the highlights of the trip so far. There must be something in the Galway air cause all the kids are going to be bikers. More photo ops for the Harley watch out Premmie mums in Galway in a few years time.The guys and girls looked after us well up here today too which after the counties yesterday was a hard act to follow but they did!!!
Im getting slagged at the moment as today in Galway I accidently thought there was some traffic but it was a taxi stop, class i know but there you go!!!! I'm such a careful driver, anybody that knows me or my driving will tell you....Ha Ha.
Big shout out to my guys, missing ye loads and love ya all. Hugs and kisses. Irene.
I had a fantastic day today chatting to the various parents and meeting all the small prems. Touched by the stories I heard and shed a few tears thinking about them I am not afraid to say.
Loved the trip from Letterkenny to Mayo on the bike what a road!!! Beautiful scenery on the way and winding roads so great for a biker. Started panicking about food but some great Galway parents came to my rescue and gave me a lovely card and money for food. Thanks so so much!!!!
Irene got stuck in a traffic jam tonight poor girl didnt realise it was a taxi rank
Not all Taxi men are bad the Galway taxi man that took us to Eyre Square Michael Finn gave us a free trip into town to hand out leaflets. So all you Galway Women give him a shout!!!
Wasnt liking the rain en route guys can you guys maybe arrange for some good weather tomorrow guys ........PLEASE!!!
The girls still havent touched my hair yet but I am getting nervous there was even talk of waxing this morning to say I am running scared is putting it mildly
Anyhow till tomorrow ...... Sean
THURSDAY THE 21ST OF APRIL 2011
Hi folks, its Thursday and the third day of our trip already, we woke up to blue skies so now we know why the rest of ye have been texting and putting up photos of the beach on the East Coast.
Mindful of the time constraints and our delays yesterday we made a conscious effort to be on time today, but it became clear that this was not going to happen, of course nothing to do with us!!!!!
And on that note can I just say BIG THANKS TO Mandy our in car GPS who patiently got us places through speaker phone throughout the afternoon.
Sarah worked in her office today again, where we really need a cleaner at this stage!! My self and Grace took turns driving which was just as while as Sarah forgot where she was most of the time!!
Our first stop was Limerick where the staff were very forthcoming and discussed their concerns and their expectations for the unit. It was once again delightful to hear staff views and to be in a progressive and dynamic unit where the staff like so many others have to deal with out dated equipment and desperately need help. Photo op for Baby Hope with the staff in the unit and it was time to head back on the road again.
Time for Cork, where the hospital is a hugh building and we eventually found the entrance. It was here that we met Sean his wife Irene and their beautiful son James. Sean has helped out IPB immensely so it was brilliant to meet the family. We then went down to meet the nurses in the unit where the difference in the environment and surroundings being a new building was very evident. Spacious, bright unit but busy as it’s a transfer centre but it’s nice to see that things can be done in this health service. We talked to some staff where they also welcomed any help and progression and support with open arms.
Today as Premmie Mums I think we all found things a little difficult at times when in the units with the babies, bringing memories flooding back for all of us.
Eventually got to the hotel once we dropped off Sean at his very plush pad (the suit case was in the boot) it was down time eventually. Pamela Anderson was in the Jacuzzi so we all had to get out!!!
I’m still wrecked and I’m heading off now and maybe a few bevies may help- it’s worth a try anyways.
I’m off now so hopefully we will see some of you guys tomorrow at the Coombe. Looking forward to seeing you all.
Hi everyone well what a day we had the weather was just amazing. Had a good breakfast and hit the road from Galway and headed to Limerick.
Great journey had a laugh with the girls in the car. Sean was enjoying the fab weather en route. We got to Limerick and done an interview with the Limerick Leader Newspaper. They got some nice pictures of Sean and the bike. We were met by the staff in Limerick and they had a great chat with us telling us all about the unit. We didnt get to meet any parents which was a pity but it was great to see exactly what the unit needed. Limerick are trying to fundraise for a new ventilator it really brought back home that the units so badly need our support.
We had a quick coffee stop in Limerick and then hit the road for Cork. Irene had done the first half of the drive so it was my turn now. Had an easy trip but typical the second I get behind the wheel we meet the traffic. Got into Cork and by total mistake I took the girls and Sean to the wrong hospital. There goes my theory for following H signs on the road. We finally made it to Cork and we met our wonderful Irish Premature Babies accountant Sean Norris. Sean very kindly has helped IPB to gain our charity number so it was fantastic to be able to say a thank you in person to him.We would have loved if some more parents could have made it down to see us but meeting Sean Norris and his wife and fantastic little boy made our day
We went into the NICU to meet some staff and I have to say the cork unit is really wonderful, the staff made us feel very welcome and Baby Hope even got to try out one of their beds!!!
We finished off the day then and decided to have a little bit of down time for ourselves so after getting Sean safely to his hotel we headed onto ours. We hit the pool and jacuzzi and took a well deserved break. The girls had a great laugh at me falling into the jacuzzi luckily no one else was there so I think I got away lightly.
We headed into town tonight and had a nice walk around,we started plotting to put a few just married signs on Seans bike on the QT but then quickly thought we may be killed if we did so plan was averted..... The purple hair paint is being purchased in the morning we thought it might be nice for you guys to see him coming home with it so watch this space....
Anyhow night folks were off for some ZZZZZ's cant wait to see my babies tomorrow miss them too much xxxxx
Hard to believe we’re at day three seems surreal. Could not wake u this morning just wrecked, had a lot of travelling over the last two days so I guess it’s understandable. After breakfast we headed straight to Limerick. We had a bit of a time trying to find the hospital but eventually we got there. Had an interview with the Limerick leader and they took some fab photos. The unit and staff were great, they took time out to talk to us and told us all about the unit. Again very dedicated staff in the unit.
From Limerick we went to Cork. Took us a while to get there. No parking in Taxi ranks today but we did get lost!! Ended up in completely the wrong hospital after asking for directions I might add.... we were sent the wrong way. Eventually got to the hospital... OMG it is huge. We were at the wrong entrance and unfortunately missed the reported who was due to interview us, on a brighter note we did meet some parents. Went into the unit which is amazing, very modern and bright and airy. The Nurse there brought us into the NICU admissions area. Was a real eye opener especially to Sean who hadn’t seen the inside and saw some of the tiny babies? A reminder why we work so passionately with the charity.
Had a little down time this afternoon went for a swim and Jacuzzi, Those of us why didn’t fall into the Jacuzzi that is (ahem Grace). Then went for food... Very tired today and looking forward to getting home and seeing the kids. Should be a good greeting in the Coombe tomorrow . Might see some of you guys tomorrow.
Night all, Sarah x
FRIDAY THE 22ND OF APRIL 2011
Getting up this morning was surreal, couldn’t believe we had come to the end of the tour. To be honest feels like so long ago were at the Rotunda starting off. We were a little tired this morning and found it harder to get up. Left Cork around 10 and headed to Waterford, Where one of the members of the charity had a yummy Lunch waiting for us (thanks Mandy). Then we headed straight to Waterford Maternity hospital.
Unfortunately they were too busy to come and meet us. Was a shame as it was the penultimate stop on our journey. We got some pictures outside the hospital though. We left here and headed home.
En route, we stopped in New Ross to fulfil Seans Challenge. On the street Sean had a “beauty treatment”.. He allowed us to spray his hair pink. Albeit he was taken by surprise but he was a good sport about it.
Heading home we picked up two groups of bikers. Who kindly escorted Sean and ourselves to the Coombe. By this stage , We in the car were getting very giddy. We were very excited about seeing our families and other members of IPB and of course the parents who came to meet us. We got a great reception when arrived, Hugs and kisses all round.!! The staff from the unit came down to say hi and we got some great photos of the group.
Great to be home in my own bed tonight but what an experience we’ve had. Getting on the road to meet the parents, and see the units and staff around the country who cared for our precious babies. Hard to believe it’s all over now. Thanks so much for all the support it was much appreciated by everyone. Hope you enjoyed our updates as much as we enjoyed posting them. Hope to see you all again soon, Sarah.
Morning everyone well today is our last day and only a few hours now till I get to see my babies!!!!! We were all really tired this morning getting up I think all the days on the road were finally starting to take their toll on us. After getting the car packed up and ready we headed to Seans Hotel where he had been very kindly put up and collected his suitcase and hit the road. I was doing the first half of the driving today so the girls were busy trying to create some awareness of the road challenge while we were en route to Waterford.
We stopped at Mandy's house in Waterford for a bite to eat thanks Mandy it was just gorgeous!!! Unfortunately our timing wasnt great for Waterford Regional and they were too busy in the unit to come to say hi to us but the small babies in the unit needed them more than us so we totally understood.
After leaving Waterford we had a quick stop off in New Ross Irene and Sarah ran in to get some pink hair spray for Sean...the poor guy ended up getting his hair done right in the middle of the street but he was a good sport and we hope he managed to get a few more texts in for letting us do it to him....I dont think the people in New Ross knew what on earth was going on!!!
We then headed for the Beehive Pub where we collected prem dad Bob and his friend and then headed for Rathnew to collect the rest of the bikers who were joining us on our trip to the Coombe
Irene took over the driving for the least leg of the trip and I have to say the whole lot of us in the car were just bursting with excitement. Home was now just so close away!!!
We arrived to the Coombe where we got such a warm welcome thank you to everyone who turned up it really finished off the trip in fantastic style. It was great seeing all our kids and all our other friends and families from the organisation whom we missed so much.
We got to meet some staff from the NICU and we got some lovely photos also.
The trip was simply amazing it was very surreal visiting all the different units and seeing how each one differed. My highlight of the trip has to be getting the chance to finally meet so many of the parents who I have come to know from the facebook and forum pages. We truly felt so welcome at every stop we took so thank you to each and every one of you for making us feel so welcome. We also met the wonderful staff from all the units who spend every day fighting for our precious miralces and it was an honour to be able to thank them in person and discuss how we can help make their units better.
I have to thank Sean for doing this also I know it musnt have been easy for him being stuck with us three women getting him lost daily,going around roundabouts several times and of course who can forget the pink hair but thank you for everything you have done for Irish Premature Babies
I am off now to spend some catch up time with my two little ones I hope you have enjoyed reading our daily blogs thanks so much to everyone who supported us from the parents,hospital staff and everyone who helped us with somewhere to stay and eat along the way we are truly grateful
Big shout out also to Base Camp for all the help with media and directions and general pep talks along the route we would have been lost without you
Love Grace xxx
Without the support of the following people, we would have been able to do the Rev up tour 2011.
When you put together a fundraising event there are so many people who kindly support you and without them you would be lost. Each day I will be filling this section in as the road challenge heads around Ireland.
-First person we need to thank is Sean Brennan, who has kindly offered to undertake this challenge for our charity. There would be no tour without him.
-The team in Irish Premature Babies who meet every week to plan this event- Sarah, Irene, Tara, Grace, Ger, Sean and Allison. The 3 mums who will be parted from their children for the very first time since leaving the NICUs. We greatly appreciate your commitment and effort Sarah, Irene and Grace and to the daddies at home for the first time, we wish you luck.
-We want to thank Peugeot Ireland for lending us our support car, we are truly very grateful for this very kind gesture. http://www.peugeot.ie/
-We want to thank Snickers for giving us our " Rev up for Prems" T-shirts, they are wonderful. http://www.snickers.se/Snickers/market/
-We want to thank Sony in the pavilions in Swords for giving us a video recorder so we can catch the event. http://www.sony.ie/section/home
-We want to thank the 98fm road crew for coming to the start of the launch and for the tickets. http://98fm.com/
-We want to thank the fabulous staff and bikers from radio nova, we had a great send off and to Pat Courtney for the air time. http://www.nova.ie/
-We want to thank RTE four live for having us on their show. http://www.rte.ie/tv/fourlive/
-We want to thank Applegreen and Ambrose Murphy in particular for giving us the petrol card for the whole of the Rev up for Prems challenge. http://applegreen.ie/
-We want to thank The Orchard Pub, Cavan Town and Gerry- for the lovely free lunch for 4.
-We want to thank The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny. http://www.mounterrigal.com/
-We want to thank Arena 7 for dinner on Tuesday Night. http://www.arena7.ie/
-We want to say a big thank to the wonderful Noel Cunningham for arranging both The Mount Errigal and Arena 7
-We want to thank Menlow Park, Galway for the lovely free accomodation and to Marcella for arranging it. http://www.menloparkhotel.com/
-We want to thank Maldron Hotel, Cork who gave us a reduced rate for accomodation. http://www.maldronhotels.com/hotel-cork/
-We want to thank The Mountenotte Hotel, Cork for Sean's accomodation. http://www.themontenottehotel.com/