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To Children With Love Live Chat Series

During the month of June 2020, To Children With Love held a series of Live Chats to raise funds for the charity when our shops closed down during the COVID-19 lockdown. Five live Zoom chats featured TV presenter Mary Kennedy in conversation with former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese and our Founder, Debbie Deegan, in…

Putin, TEDx and Me

‘They were silent, all with shaved heads – it blew me away as an ordinary Mammy’ – Charity queen Debbie Deegan talks changing lives. Charity queen Debbie Deegan’s Tedx talk went live this week.  She talks to Liadan Hynes about resilience, fear and changing lives. ‘I was in the supermarket when I got a phone…

London calling for Putin’s pal Debbie

On January 11, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin’s favourite Dub Debbie Deegan won’t be flying to Russia for once. The founder of the Irish Charity, To Children With Love (formerly known as To Russia with Love) is jetting to England to speak at the TEDx ‘Cut Through The Noise’ event in London. Will her bessie mate jet…

Newstalk WMB Social Entrepreneur Award 2014

The 2014 Newstalk WMB Female Social Entrepreneur Award recipient is Debbie Deegan, the big heart behind children’s charity To Russia With Love.  The Dubliner’s journey started in 1998 when she began the process of adopting a little girl from a rundown western Russia orphanage. Although Debbie and her husband were not qualified to adopt that…

Charity Brings Hope to Orphans in Need

For the past 15 years, Debbie Deegan’s charity, To Russia With Love, has been caring for children in Hortolova orphanage. Now the children’s extraordinary stories have been committed to film. Emily Hourican attended its premiere. It’s certainly the strangest movie premiere I’ve been to. The location, a low building showing signs of surviving a rough…