Heart Children Ireland wins charity competition to feature on first ever bespoke Dublin MONOPOLY edition

Dublin MONOPOLY edition will be unveiled in October featuring landmarks

such as the Ha’Penny Bridge, Temple Bar and the Phoenix Park

 

You can’t put a price on this charity.

A Dublin based charity has announced as the very first space to be revealed as ‘Passing GO’ on the brand new MONOPOLY board for the city.

It will get to star on a Community Chest space all of its own – and because there is no price tag on Community Chest spaces then you can’t put a price on it.

The charity is Heart Children Ireland and here they are in all their new found MONOPOLY glory! Heart Children Ireland – whose mission is to enable all children with congenital heart disease live the best possible lives – was founded in 1990 and is based in North Brunswick Street, Dublin.

The new game, which will hit shop shelves this October in time for Christmas, is the first ever all Dublin bespoke MONOPOLY board.

Its appearance on the new Dublin MONOPOLY Edition game follows a public poll held last month, which attracted more than 1,500 votes. Heart Children Ireland TOPPED this poll, it is announced today. The two other winning charities will be announced later in the year.

The edition is being produced by Winning Moves UK, under official license from MONOPOLY owners Hasbro.

A delighted Margaret Rogers – CEO of Heart Children Ireland – said today:

“A huge thank you to everyone who voted for us and to Winning Moves UK for this wonderful opportunity. It’s certainly great that we are on a ‘priceless’ space – we feel honoured with all the support we get. Play is so important in the lives of all children and MONOPOLY has played a huge part, for many decades, in creating so many great memories for families.”

“Being a part of this official new MONOPOLY Dublin Edition is a legacy in itself for Heart Children Ireland.”

Heart Children Ireland offers support in many ways to parents and families’ of children with congenital heart disease (CHD). One of its most sought after services is its family psychology support service.

“Knowing you have a support network is vital to families on their CHD journey with their child,” adds Ms Rogers.

The makers of the new official game today extended their congratulations.

“A very big congratulations to Heart Children Ireland who ran a great campaign – and many thanks to everyone who voted,” said Robert Osborne, Custom Games Manager at Winning Moves UK, makers of the board under official license from Hasbro. “The charity will feature on a Community Chest space – we feel this is an appropriate position on the board, with Heart Children Ireland being such an integral and very big part of the Dublin community.”

Dublin landmarks and favourites like the Ha’Penny Bridge, Temple Bar, Phoenix Park and the Molly Malone Statue are set to appear on the property spaces made famous in the original London game. “The board will feature and star the great and the good of Dublin – and be a love letter to Ireland’s most visited city,” added Mr Osborne.

Meanwhile, one person is being given the unique opportunity to be a VIP at the official launch of Dublin official MONOPOLY board in October.

The winner who sends in the best ‘Why I Love Dublin’ entry will get to be this VIP – that’s Very Important Player – as well as Person !

Winning Moves UK are the makers of this new unique edition under official license from MONOPOLY owners Hasbro.

The winner will get to be at the high profile launch of the board at  and get the first game to roll off the presses.

The VIP launch is taking place in four months’ time in October– the same day that the game hits shop shelves, well in time for Christmas.

The winner will also get to meet perhaps the biggest VIP of them all .. Mr MONOPOLY (in costume). He is coming to Dublin especially for the launch.

The mechanic for winning is sending in an entry on: ‘Why I Love Dublin’.

Entries can be poems, ditties, one-liner, essays. Schoolteachers could even set this as a lesson or homework. “The most inventive and creative entry will win and we are totally open minded as to the form entries should take,” says Winning Moves UK Custom Games Manager Robert Osborne. “They could be visual or words in the form of a poem or similar.”

** To be in with a chance of being the VIP for the day just email VIP@6starpr.co.uk on ‘Why I Love Dublin’. Lines for entries open today and close at 23.59pm on 31st August 2018.