Jockeys Ruby Walsh and Davy Russell have also supported the young Carlow author
Olympic Gold medallist Justin Gatlin, Munster and Ireland rugby legend Peter O'Mahony and RTÉ presenster Miriam O'Callaghan are just some of the stars to have thrown their support behind Carlow author Keeva Delaney and her new children's book.
“The Dolls' Complaints” is a fantastic book written by the very talented 11-year-old Keeva from Ballycarney in Carlow.
What is extra special about the book is that all proceeds from the sale of the book - which is priced at a very reasonable €8 - will go directly towards the national charity Cliona’s Foundation which provides financial support to families of children with a life-limiting condition.
Delighted to support our nominated charity @ClionasFDN & Keeva Delaney's book @dollscomplaints— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) December 17, 2018
All monies from the sale of the book go straight to the charity.
Keeva is a very talented 11-year-old #SUAF pic.twitter.com/pbnSO1wU6q
Keeva - a fifth class student at Tinryland National School - came up with the idea of the book nearly two years ago while on family holiday and in the space of an afternoon had the title and contents nearly completed.
She has had Dublin and Limerick launches of her book of late with Ireland rugby coach Joe Schmidt appearing at the Limerick launch last week.
"I wanted to bring toys to life and thought that dolls could have some very funny stories to tell to tell about how they feel and how they are treated," she said.
The book centres on an 8-year-old girl who finds herself in hospital and her sister brings her in letters of complaint from her dolls at home, who miss her terribly.
A whole host of A-list stars have taken to social media to encourage people to buy the book.
WOW! WOW! WOW!Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion @justingatlin likes my book @dollscomplaints!!! 100% of sales price going to @ClionasFDN supporting families with a seriously sick child. Please purchase in store @dunnesstores and online at https://t.co/mylIj6iova pic.twitter.com/tRPwk6lYc4— The Dolls Complaints Book (@dollscomplaints) December 13, 2018
The Dolls Complaints is available in @dunnesstores now, for only €8! Gift this wonderful book to a loved one this Christmas and help support @ClionasFDN#clionasfoundation #thedollscomplaints pic.twitter.com/PkiTPRzpd2— The Dolls Complaints Book (@dollscomplaints) December 14, 2018
Top man Brian Cody has the book folks and here asks you all to grab a copy #WhenBrianAsks @dollscomplaints @ClionasFDN @Limerick_Leader @limerickpost @LimLive95fm @SPINSouthWest @Meghann_Scully @LimerickChamber @GrahamBurns2013 @HOMSsolicitors pic.twitter.com/d4bgfotbXq— Karl Daly (@karldaly1) December 12, 2018
So grateful for the support of racing stars @_Davy_Russel_ and @Ruby_Walsh for my book The Dolls Complaints available in @dunnesstores https://t.co/esc9FZbRbf. @ClionasFDN support families with a seriously sick child and receive every cent of book sales. Please share and RT! pic.twitter.com/UhMxHl344R— The Dolls Complaints Book (@dollscomplaints) December 7, 2018
Thank you @bazashmawy for the shoutout. Don't forget to tell all your friends and family to come along to our book signing at @dunnesstores in Stephens Green on Saturday at 2:30pm and meet our special guest @miriamocallaghan all proceeds to the amazing @ClionasFDN please retweet pic.twitter.com/VVly5xB8Wk— The Dolls Complaints Book (@dollscomplaints) December 6, 2018
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