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SUPPORTED CHARITIES

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ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services is a voluntary organisation founded in 1974 to provide supports to women survivors of domestic abuse and their children across Limerick City and County.

In 2016, ADAPT supported over 800 women and 250 children affected by domestic abuse.

ADAPT runs the largest refuge in the country, providing emergency accommodation for women and children who have to leave their homes due to domestic abuse. ADAPT provides 24-hour helpline support on 1800-200-504, in addition to one-to-one support, support groups, court accompaniment services and educational opportunities for women survivors of domestic abuse.

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ADAPT also provides a range of supports for children and young people who have lived with domestic abuse, including a play therapy service.

For more information on ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services, see http://adaptservices.ie/

To sign up to Great Limerick Run in aid of ADAPT, visit https://www.idonate.ie/event/1845_great-limerick-run-for-adapt.html, email Lorraine at fundraising@adaptservices.ie  or call 061-412354.

 

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Barnardos’ mission is to deliver services and work with families, communities, and our partners to transform the lives of vulnerable children who are affected by adverse childhood experiences.

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The Barnardos strategy for 2019-2021 will build on our past service developments and strengths which have ensured high quality service provision. It incorporates current research and thinking on the impact of trauma and childhood adversity, both during childhood and across their lifespan. Our commitment to prevention and early intervention and our long term objectives out to 2037 remain unchanged. What is new is the introduction and implementation of a trauma informed approach in our work.

Barnardos aspiration is to become a leader in the field of trauma informed work with vulnerable children and families. This means bringing a holistic mind, body and heart approach to our work and draws on recent progress in the understanding of human development and how the brain works.

This aspiration is underpinned by a promise to help vulnerable children overcome adverse experiences, have happier childhoods and achieve better outcomes for them and their families.

 

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Breast Cancer Ireland is a registered charity (CHY 19926) established to raise significant funding to support ongoing pioneering research programmes nationally as well as to promote education and awareness on the importance of good breast health amongst women of all ages.  With 1 in 9 women being diagnosed in their lifetime, we would be delighted if you chose to run for them.

 

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Cliona’s Foundation based in Roselawn House in the National Technology Park, was founded in 2007 by Brendan & Terry Ring following the death of their daughter Cliona at the age of 15 after many years of treatment for an inoperable brain tumour

During Cliona’s s period of illness and treatment they met parents struggling financially with the hidden costs of looking after their sick child and saw at first-hand the enormous toll it took on these families, already struggling to cope with the nightmare of having a seriously ill child.

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Cliona’s Foundation provides financial assistance to families of children with a life limiting illness to help them with the multiple non-medical costs of caring for their child. These costs can range from accommodation, transport, food, car parking fees, childcare cost to specialist home care equipment and in some cases even funeral expenses.  Non-medical expenses, particularly for parents outside Dublin who have to travel to visit their child in hospital in the capital, can run to as much as €160 a day.

Cliona’s Foundation is the only Charity providing this type of assistance across all life limiting conditions from birth up to the age of 16 years of age.

During the past 9 years Cliona’s Foundation has supported approx. 387 families across 29 counties.

The Foundation receives no state support and all funds are generated as result of various fundraising events, and corporate and public donations.

At any one point there are approx. 4,000 children with a life limiting illness in Ireland. With an additional 400 seriously ill children are diagnosed every year. Cliona’s Foundation challenge is to continue to support their families and increase the level of support and the number of families it can help.

 

Focus Ireland works with people who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes in Limerick, in the mid-west and across Ireland.
We are driven by a fundamental belief that homelessness is wrong.
Focus Ireland works to prevent and break the cycle of homelessness through early intervention.

We do this by:
· Offering extensive information and advice
· Working on a one-to-one basis with people to assess their needs and give practical advice
· Supplying support services as needed, such as psychotherapy, childcare, education and training, practical skills and addiction referrals
· Providing people with a place to call home
A combination of these services gives a better chance of success to all those who engage with us to take the next steps in their lives.

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Homelessness can happen to anyone.
Focus Ireland work around Ireland with a broad spectrum of people – single men and women; families with children and young people who have grown up in State care. We take particular care to support children in crisis situations and work closely with families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We work with people who are sleeping rough, building trust and helping them to get secure accommodation. To sign up to the Regeneron Great Limerick run in aid of Focus Ireland, email aoife.sheehan@focusireland.ie

 

We are a community of survivors, families, patients, friends, nurses, doctors, scientists, professionals, supporters and volunteers.
For over 55 years we have worked together for and on behalf of people affected by cancer.

It was estimated that in 2018 more than 40,000 people in Ireland were diagnosed with cancer or a related tumour. More people in Ireland are being diagnosed with cancer now than ever before. Our services and supports are more in demand and this will continue for the foreseeable future. The need for our work in research and advocacy is more important now as we try to find better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

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We can all do more to reduce our risk of getting cancer. Four in ten cancer cases are preventable. Yet many people are still unaware of cancer risk factors. This highlights the need to raise awareness about the causes of cancer and to provide services that support people to live healthier lives.

Being told you have cancer can be devastating. The good news is that many people go on to live long lives after a diagnosis. There are now more than 200,000 cancer survivors in Ireland. This means that there is a growing need for the support that the Irish Cancer Society provides for survivors.

 

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) is Ireland’s national child protection charity.
The ISPCC is for children.
Our purpose is to listen to them, empower them, strengthen their resilience and enable them to live their best possible lives.

The ISPCC provides a range of services directly to children and families and advocates for change to enhance the lives of children in Ireland. It is funded through fundraising and through funding provided by government agencies for the delivery of specified services.

 

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We are Limerick Suicide Watch
The group’s main focus is to keep eyes on the river and identify and provide support to those in distress and who may be contemplating suicide. We also visit schools, colleges and places of work to promote mental health awareness and encourage conversation around mental health and suicide.

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Our Patrol teams are on duty Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday night,
but we envisage being on patrol 7 nights a week in the near future as we look to bring on board a number of new volunteers.

We are a volunteer group that depends on donations from the public and fundraising events to fund uniforms, jackets, PFD’s etc.

 

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Milford Care Centre is the designated provider of consultant-led and multi-disciplined specialist Palliative Care services to patients and their families from a number of bases operating in Limerick City, Ennis, Newcastle West, Nenagh and Thurles.

Since 1991, it is the stated policy of the former Mid Western Health Board and now HSE that all palliative care services in the Mid West are provided in conjunction with Milford Hospice.

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Today, Milford Hospice continues to be the sole provider of dedicated specialist palliative in-patient care, hospice at home and day care services. Milford’s Hospice At Home service is identified as the most developed in the country and is the benchmark in so far as that all services nationally should be aspiring to.

A testament as to how these services have developed is the fact that in 2004 Milford Hospice treated 848 patients while this figure increased to 1,789 in 2014.

Hospice care in the past was very much identified as a service supporting patients with cancer, but hospice care today is now more readily available to patients with conditions other than cancer and approximately 2 out of every 5 of Milford’s patients fall into this grouping. These include patients with advanced respiratory conditions, heart disease, motor neurons and other chronic illnesses.

Milford sets out to make sure every patient avails of that patient centred approach and their care services would extend beyond the patient to make sure that the family is fully supported, right into bereavement.

There is tremendous goodwill from local communities who play a vital role in developing hospice services and Milford is grateful for the ongoing public support received.

 

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Supporting people and communities in crisis
Pieta provides free therapy to those engaging in self-harm, with suicidal ideation, or bereaved by suicide. We rely on the generosity of the public whose donations and fundraising make up over 80% of our income. Please support us.

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Pieta first opened its doors in Lucan, County Dublin in 2006. Since then we have seen and helped over 58,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm.
We now operate fifteen centres and five outreach service across Ireland. Pieta now employs over 270 therapists and administration staff, and the demand for our service is increasing.

In 2018, almost 8,200 people came through our doors suffering from suicidal ideation, engaging in self-harm, or to avail of suicide bereavement counselling and we managed over 16,000 calls through our 24-hour freephone helpline.

Everything is free of charge and our staff are fully qualified, providing a professional one-to-one therapeutic service for people who are experiencing suicidal ideation, people who have attempted suicide and people who are engaging in self-harm. A doctor’s referral or a psychiatric report is not required.

Everything is free of charge and our staff are fully qualified, providing a professional one-to-one therapeutic service.

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