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TEA PARTY: TV3’s Karen Koster, Arona Romeri and Kyle Moloney attended a Mad Hatter-themed tea party at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin to announce details of the Annual Ball.

It will take place on March 5 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Donnybrook. 

This year’s aim is to raise in excess of €175,000 for The No. 10 Fund, established by Irish Rugby legends Johnny Sexton and Ronan O’Gara to build a new cardiac day unit. 

Tickets for the CMRF Crumlin Mad Hatter’s Gala Ball are available by contacting Bebhinn O’Toole on 01-7096224; http://cmrf.org

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VITAL VITAMINS:

If your shadow is longer than you are tall, you are not getting enough vitamin D from the sun, as sisters Katie Mae (10), and Ellie (8) O’Sullivan discovered when they did the shadow test at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. 

Essential for bone health due to its role in calcium regulation, vitamin D is mainly produced from exposure to sunlight.

Many Irish people need to increase Vitamin D intake through diet or a supplement, especially in winter. 

Vitamin D is found in a small range of foods including oily fish, egg yolks, and fortified foods like supermilk or breakfast cereals. 

Avonmore Super milk is fortified with vitamins B, D, E, folic acid and calcium; www.avonmore.ie/supermilk 

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BANDON WORKSHOP:

The Dyspraxia Association of Ireland is holding a one-day workshop on gross and fine motor skills in Bandon on Saturday March 5, with Sharon Drew an international trainer and author of the Smart Moves Motor Programme. 

This workshop is open to parents, teachers, and therapists and will be a practical hands-on day where participants will explore a selection of gross motor games and look at practical solutions. 

It will be held in the Munster Arms Hotel from 9am to 3.30pm and costs €65 (€50 for association members) including lunch; www.dyspraxia.ie 

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KITCHEN AID:

Kenwood has launched the new MultiOne – combining a food processor, blender, grinder, juicers and mixer, €349.99; www.kenwoodworld.ie 

A range of kitchen gadgets also went on sale in Aldi yesterday, including their Nutrient Blender €39.99; www.aldi.in/smoothies 


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