The #WearYourStripes Fundraising Campaign goes around the country today with 5k walks getting underway in Cork, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Wexford.
The events aim to raise funds for a new Ronald McDonald House which will accommodate 53 families alongside the new Children's Hospital when it opens on the grounds of St James's Hospital in Dublin.
If you can't attend a walk this year but would still like to donate text 'HOUSE' to 50300 #WearyourSTRIPESforRMHC #Walk4Families Thank You pic.twitter.com/sGDUQ6ugUQ— Ronald McDonald Hse (@RMHC_Ireland) October 6, 2017
The voluntary CEO of the Ronald McDonald House charity in Ireland, Marian Carroll, is calling for support from all corners of Ireland.
"We're asking our families, our friends and our supporters to wear their stripes and to go to their local venue where we're running our Walks for Families event," she said.
"It's about raising awareness about what we do for families when their children are long-term ill in Crumlin Hospital."
Wexford - Piercetown, St Martins Pitch, at 11am
Galway - The Galway Bay hotel, Salthill promenade, at 12pm
Cork - Ballincollig Park, at 2pm
Sligo - Doorly park, Sligo Town, at 2pm
Mayo - Ballina, Belleek Athletic Club, at 3pm