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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.





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.

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



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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Barretstown is a residential camp for children with cancer or serious illness offering a range of fun and adventurous activities supported behind the scenes by safe, medical attention and care.  Each year, it costs €5.5 million to run our programmes onsite and in the wider community.  Children and families don’t pay a cent to come to Barretstown; everything is provided Free of Charge.

We receive only 2% from the government and 98% comes from the generosity of people like you who participate in events like the Great Limerick Run and run as part of Team Barretstown.

Register with Barretstown today and receive your fundraising pack – https://www.barretstown.org/great-limerick-run/or call Donna at (045) 864 115.


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Join Team Enable Ireland and Run For The Bus!

Enable Ireland Limerick Services provide a range of supports and services to children and adults with disabilities throughout Limerick.

All our services are geared to ensure that a disability is not an obstacle to a child or adult expressing themselves, building friendships, playing sports, accessing education and participating in the community.



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, in this years Bon Secours Great Limerick Run.  We will provide you with T shirts and sponsorship cards as required.


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Diabetes Ireland is the only national charity in Ireland dedicated to helping people with diabetes. We provide support, information, care and a range of services to help improve the lives of those affected by diabetes. We also raise public awareness of diabetes and its symptoms and fund research into finding a cure for diabetes. But we can only do all of this with fundraising support from people across Ireland.

By choosing to fundraise for Diabetes Ireland in this year’s Great Limerick Run your support will not only allow us to continue supporting those in Ireland with diabetes, but it will allow us grow our services so we can help more people.

To register to fundraise for Diabetes Ireland contact Jennifer on 01-8428118 or at jennifer.brennan@diabetes.ie.


Established in 2001 the Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) is a registered charity and voluntary organisation, which has grown to be the national voice representing oesophageal cancer in Ireland. Governed by a board of trustees and supported by the patronage of golfer Padraig Harrington, we rely on the support of our loyal patrons and volunteers. Our aim is develop and improve public awareness of the symptoms related to oesophageal cancer, provide funding for research into the disease and help improve the outcomes for people dealing with this cancer. A pink lollipop is our emblem and highlights the most common symptom of suspicion of oesophageal cancer – difficulty swallowing.

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About 400 cases of oesophageal cancer occur in Ireland each year.  Approximately 70% of patients have oesophageal cancer symptoms for more than three months before talking to their GP.  We want to change this; as early detection can be vital in saving lives.

The money you raise by taking part in the Bon Secours Hospital Great Limerick Run on behalf of the Oesophageal Cancer Fund, will help provide funding to the work of the National Barrett’s Oesophagus Register and Bio Bank, located in some of the major cancer specialist hospitals around the country, providing a vital step in targeting an ‘at risk’ group and in turn developing our overall understanding of this cancer.

In addition, it will allow us to continue to provide patient support to those who have a diagnosis of oesophageal cancer.   This includes our bi-annual patient support meetings, which aim to provide support and encouragement to those affected by cancer of the oesophagus, to meet others in a similar situation, ask questions and share experiences and ideas.


If you would like to know more about the work we do please visit www.lollipopday.ie


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