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RCSI hosts Photographic Exhibition to Celebrate Christina Noble's first visit to Vietnam 20 years ago

04 November 2009

16th November 2009: Earlier today, Christina Noble made a rare trip home to Ireland and visited the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) to launch a photographic exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of her first visit to Vietnam and to raise awareness and funds for The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation (CNCF). 


Pictured from(L-R) are Christina Noble pictured with RCSI students Amber Waits and Ciara Shouldice at the opening of the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation photographic exhibition.

The photographic exhibition consists of photographs and stories written by volunteers, several of whom are students from RCSI, that have spent time in Vietnam and Mongolia working with CNCF providing help and support to children in need of medical care, nutritional rehabilitation, educational and vocational opportunities, as well as children at risk of sexual and economic exploitation.


Christina Noble pictured with RCSI President Professor Frank Keane and Dr Harry Beauchamp at the opening of the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation photographic exhibition in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Speaking at the launch, Christina Noble said “Every volunteer that has spent time at the Foundation has experienced something different, from children taking their first steps, to families being given their first home.  All our volunteers have different photographs to show these incredible times and experiences and the exhibition is a great way to showcase the immense talents, development and potential of the children and highlight how the Foundation has touched and changed so many childrens’ lives.”


Pictured from (L-R) are Mr Michael Horgan, CEO, RCSI; Christina Noble, Professor Frank Keane, President of RCSI; Dr Harry Beauchamp; Professor Cathal Kelly, Dean / CEO Designate and Dr Alice McGarvey, Vice Dean of Student Affairs at the opening of the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation photographic exhibition.

Every year, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, sponsors a group of students from the schools of medicine, physiotherapy and pharmacy to travel to Vietnam and volunteer in the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation. 


Pictured from (L-R) are Professor Frank Keane, President of RCSI, Christina Noble and Mr Michael Horgan, CEO of RCSI.

Speaking at the launch, Professor Cathal Kelly, Dean / CEO Designate, RCSI said “We actively encourage our students to get involved and volunteer in worthwhile charities such as the CNCF because volunteerism provides students with an invaluable experience that will be carried with them throughout their lifetime and encourages humanitarian commitment to those less fortunate.”


Pictured are RCSI students Ciara Shouldice and Amber Waits with Dr Alice McGarvey, Vice Dean of Student Affairs, RCSI at the opening of the Christina Noble Children's Foundation Photographic Exhibition.

The exhibition will run in RCSI from 16th November until 30th November and is free of charge to the public. Copies of exhibition photographs will be for sale and money raised will go directly to the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation.