Irish Cancer Society


Make every step count at the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run and support cancer patients on their journey

The Irish Cancer Society is once again delighted to be an official charity partner in this year’s Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run and is encouraging those taking part on Sunday, April 30th to raise funds to support people affected by cancer.


By supporting the Irish Cancer Society you are supporting families across Ireland affected by cancer. In 2016, donations like yours funded…

  • Over 42,000 people received free information, advice and support from Cancer Nurses on our Freephone cancer Nurseline 1800 200 700 & 13 Daffodil Centres across Ireland.
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  • Over 1,900 Cancer Patients received over 8,000 nights of end of life care, at home, form our night nurses.
  • Over 1,100 cancer patients were driven to over 11,500 chemotherapy treatments by our volunteer drivers

With cancer incidences on the rise we need your support more now than ever, so make every step count at the Great Limerick Run this year and support the Irish Cancer Society!

To receive your fundraising pack and t-shirt register here! https://www.cancer.ie/get-involved/fundraise/challenge-yourself/marathons/register-marathon




Novas is a voluntary organisation working with families and single adults who are disadvantaged and socially excluded; primarily those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. We have services in Limerick, Tipperary, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Dublin. We are the largest provides or homeless accommodation and services in the Mid-West region. Last year Novas supported 3,552 people. This was an increase of 45% from the previous year and 270% since 2010.

Novas promotes social inclusion through Housing, Health and Recovery. It is our vision to provide lasting solutions to homelessness.





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.



Clare’s Wish Foundation is a Limerick based charity founded in April 2013 in memory of the founder’s father and also in honor of his sister, Clare, who was born with Spina Bifida and passed away several years ago aged just 24.
We are a CHY21072 registered charity.

The charity’s main goal is to grant a Wish for Adults with a Terminal or life-threatening illnesses.

We are the only Irish charity granting wishes for adults with a terminal Medical Condition.

A wish granted provides respite from the normal routines of hospitals, doctors, and treatments.

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We believe a wish can have a lasting impact that involves the whole family and create memories that last a life time

Our Patrons are Chloe Magee Irish No1 Badminton player and Red Hurley Singer & entertainer.

Like all Charities Clare’s Wish Foundation relies on donations and sponsorship from the general public in order to survive, and we are inviting you to help Clare’s Wish Foundation by taking part in our initiative “Limericks Toughest Team”

Our Year Long Campaign Involves Marathons , Runs , Walks, Cycle and other events to raise Much needed funds.

Our Main Event will take place every September during the Adare to Survive 7.5K Military Style Obstacle course.

We are inviting teams to register to do the event and to raise money for Clare’s Wish Foundation and the team that raises the, most amount of money will then be crowned “Limericks Toughest Team”.

Fundraising can be done in your place of work, school or club and some very easy and a few examples are by holding a bake sale, a colors or Jersey day or having your own novel Idea!!

Donations can be made through the Idonate link on our website or by Cheque. We will also issue a sponsor card for team members if so required.

The winning team will receive a trophy ,framed picture & a free drink on us in a local Limerick Bar.

If you are participating in any Runs /Walks Please contact us to take part as Limericks Toughest Team.

If you’re interested in helping our great cause please confirm in an email toclareswishfoundation@gmail.com or leave a message on 061633301



Headway is a national charity that understands and supports people with a brain injury after a stroke or traumatic brain injury

We act as a lifeline to many, offering a range of rehabilitation services which give people practical, psychological and social support.

All Headway services are based on assessment of a person’s needs and their own goals for recovery.

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We aim to maximise potential and quality of life and promote independence.  If possible we willsupport clients explore further community, training, educational and employment opportunities

We also support their families, spouses, carers and anyone who is trying to cope with the challenges of caring for someone with a brain injury.

Headway provides a vital service to thousands around the country who struggle daily with the effects of their acquired brain injury.  A huge thank you to all those who want to go the extra mile for our services. It means the world.

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BUMBLEance, The Children’s National Ambulance Service, reaches into every town, city and county in Ireland, delivering safe and comfortable transportation of sick children to and from children’s hospitals, national treatment centres, respite and hospice centres.

BUMBLEance provides the highest standards in professional medical care an dour top-of-the-range entertainment facilities are designed and tailored specifically for children. Our aim is to distract, comfort and entertain Ireland’ s youngest and most sick patients as the travel, allowing children to the children and parents to be parents.

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BUMBLEance also provides a very unique service through Angel Trips. An Angel Trip is a childs final journey on earth before he or she grows their Angel Wings.
At A Glance:

  • A first-class, professional Medical Team
  • Stress reducing journeys in state-of-the art, safe and fund child friendly vehicles
  • Wi-Fi, PlayStaion, iPads, Led TV, colouring books, games consoles, apps, DVD’s, Netflix, Apple Music
  • Social Media streaming so that loved ones can keep in touch and relay messages
  • Sensory lighting
  • Door to Door service, eliminating driving, traffic and parking concerns for the parent
  • A BEE BRAVE gift pack and certificate for every heroic child who travels on board BUMBLEance

Our plans are to increase our BUMBLEance fleet to serve event more children from every region and county on the island of Ireland

T: 0830044444 E: info@BUMBLEance.com W: www.BUMBLEance.com





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.


St. Gabriel’s school & Centre is local charity located in Dooradoyle, Limerick that strives to improve the lives of children with multiple disabilities.

We offer a wide variety of services such as Psychology, Physiotherapy, Orthotics, Hydrotherapy, speech & language therapy and much more, all contributing to the wonderful feeling experienced by every child in attendance. We have a number of upcoming projects and events, including a Golf Classic, a ladies’ lunch, and of course, the Barrington’s hospital Great Limerick Run. We are also in the process of building a 12-bedroom Respite Centre in Mungret village, a vital project that will require a great deal of external funding.  For further information on each of these and more, please do not hesitate to contact us by calling us at 061 302733 or E-mail ksheahan@stgabriels.ie. Thank you.



“Honouring Aaron, previously titled ‘Remembering Aaron’, was established in 2015 in memory of Aaron O’Flaherty who tragically passed away in May 2014 at Temple Street Children’s Hospital after an incident at the Blackhead Lighthouse in Co. Clare. The aim of Honouring Aaron is to raise funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital and also a number of children’s charities in Limerick while remembering a beautiful little boy.  Aaron was 9 years old when he passed away..
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In 2015, Honouring Aaron raised funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital along with two charities Bumbleance and Cliona’s Foundation, plus two Limerick based organisations, Claughaun GAA Club and Limerick Lakers Basketball Club. These were selected as they had touched Aaron’s life in a special way..
At the launch in the George Boutique Hotel in 2016 in Limerick, it was announced that Temple Street will remain as the main beneficiary of Honouring Aaron for 2016 along with three Limerick based charities; The Blue Box, Ian’s Trust and Sophie’s Journey Foundation, each benefiting from the upcoming year’s fundraisers.

The official ambassador for Honouring Aaron is community activist and founder of ILoveLimerick.com Richard Lynch. “I am honoured to be representing Honouring Aaron. Each charity the Foundation has chosen to support this year offers invaluable support to families in aid, because children matter. Honouring Aaron is Cecilia’s way of giving back to a community that was so supportive of her, as well as a way to honour her late son, by doing something positive.”

Cecilia O’Flaherty, Aaron’s Mom, acknowledges the support offered by the people of Limerick saying that it has been and continues to be “overwhelming”.  She added, “The #Aarothon now takes place as part of the Barrington’s Great Limerick Run to raise awareness for Honouring Aaron, and raise vital funds for our selected charities and I am asking people to please take part in the run on our behalf..”

On April 8th 2017  (which would have been Aaron’s 12th birthday) the ifundraise page goes live for the Aarothon for anyone who wishes to fundraise for Honouring Aaron in 2017.  For more information on this charity and to get your hands on our fabulous tee, check out www.honouringaaron.ie




Irish Guide Dogs is an established and trusted charity that supports more than 350 working Guide and Assistance Dog partnerships nationally. It is a National Charity with a high density of supporters and clients particularly in our major cities and towns including Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick. Additionally we have more than 60 branches and 2000 volunteers throughout Ireland supporting our clients stretching from Malin Head to Mizen Head and literally from the Aran Islands to Dun Laoghaire.

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We provide unique life-changing services to people who are vision impaired and to families of children with Autism. We continue to provide our services for free to ensure no one is excluded due to lack of income. It costs more than €4.8 million to run the organisation per year with the lifetime cost of a guide or assistance dog at €38,000. More than 80% of our income comes from fundraising and donations.

Together we can enable families of children with autism and people with vision impairment across Ireland to have brighter, more confident futures through Mobility and Independence. We partner with organisations that have a strong commitment to social inclusion for the development and betterment of our society.




LauraLynn is Ireland’s only children’s hospice. Weprovide palliative care for children with life limiting conditions and their families. Our holistic approach to care enables us to support the whole family, allowing parents to be parents again rather than full-time carers. We offer support for children from birth to age 18. All our care is free for families and children can be referred from anywhere in Ireland. Care can be availed of in the hospice, at hospital, in the community, or in the family home, depending on the child and family’s preference.

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We provide:

·         Short Stay Breaks for Families

·         Home Support – LauraLynn@HOME team brings children’s hospice care into the family home

·         Family support – music & play therapy; occupational therapy and psychological support

·         End-of-Life Care

·         Bereavement Support

While we can’t change a child’s prognosis, you can help us make the most of their short and precious life.


We to raise €3.5million every year to keep providing our much needed care. It is only through the fundraising efforts of some truly amazing individuals, companies and groups that we are able to keep our hospice doors open.


For further information on how you can take part in the Great Limerick Run for LauraLynn please visithttps://lauralynn.ie/events/great-limerick-run or call 01 289 3151.



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