Thank you Crumlin, Love Mia.
Thank you Crumlin, love Mia! is an initiative started by 11-year old Mia Keavney from Dublin. On Friday 25th May 2012, in the Convention Centre, Mia and the organising committee, are hosting the “Thank you Crumlin – love Mia” event for over 2,000 guests. The evening will feature ten top Irish Fashion Designers who will each show case two of MIA’s personal designs as well as a limited selection for their own creations.
(Mia has even had her own designer label created for the evening: MIAMOO)
Celebrity MC Lisa Cannon from XPOSÉ will be hosting the evening. However, the evening is not all about fashion. It will be an evening filled with entertainment from some of Ireland’s top entertainers as well as loads of fun fundraising activities. The primary aim of the evening is to help MIA raise as much money as possible for the refurbishment of Crumlin Children Hospital’s Orthopaedic Unit while hosting a very enjoyable evening for those who buy a ticket
You can read her own words abut this project below…
My name is Mia Keaveney and I am 11 years old.
I was born in Hunan province in China. I came to live with my Irish family in March of 2002. I live with dad Clem, my mom Sally, my sister Meghan, my two brothers Jordan and Brett and my dog Harry. I’m currently in 5th class at school.
When I was tiny in China, I had an accident where I was very badly burned. I needed a lot of treatment and operations so I have been going to Crumlin Children’s Hospital ever since I arrived in Ireland.
Thanks to Crumlin, and all the great doctors and nurses, I am now so much better and I am still getting treatment for my leg and foot. Next April it will be 10 years since I started to go to Crumlin.
I love to draw, but I really really love to draw and sketch fashion designs. One day I gave some of my designs to my friend Bernie and she loved them so much that she felt they should be seen by one of the best designers in the world; John Rocha. After he saw my drawings he invited me to come and meet him -I couldn’t believe it. It was a great experience and he gave me great encouragement and inspiration.
I have now decided to use my drawings to do something positive, so I am planning a big fashion show event in May to support Crumlin Children’s Hospital and to say…THANK YOU CRUMLIN- LOVE MIA