Pictured: Founder Kevin Clancy with new Clares Wish Foundation Ambassador Kayleigh Maher
In 2013 Limerick man Kevin Clancy launched Clare’s Wish Foundation in honour of his late sister Clare, who had Spina Bifida.
Clare’s Wish Foundation is the only Irish registered charity granting wishes to adults with a terminal condition. To date, the charity has granted over 35 wishes for adults from throughout the country.
“I spotted Kayleigh Maher had secured Limerick Rose so I made contact with her through Facebook” Stated Kevin “We met just a week ago at our new charity Store Clare’s Wishing well in Groody Retail Centre Castletroy and Kayleigh asked straight away how could she help. We are delighted to announce Limerick Rose Kayleigh as our latest Clares Wish Foundation Ambassador for 2017”
Kilcornan native Kayleigh Maher has been selected as Limerick’s new hopeful to become the next Rose of Tralee this year.
The 23-year-old NUIG student took home the prestigious sash after 14 local ladies took to the stage at Bunratty Castle Hotel, in a bid to represent Limerick at the famous dome this August.
Limerick Rose 2017 Kayleigh Maher, who attended Kilcornan national school, Shountrade national school, and Laurel Hill Secondary School, graduated with a BA in English and Media at Mary Immaculate College, before undertaking a Master’s in Education at NUIG. Currently, on placement, Ms Maher wants to pursue a career in teaching English at the second level.
As our new Clares Wish Foundation Ambassador, Kayleigh is currently helping us to promote a huge fundraiser with our Patron Red Hurley & Limericks Unity Gospel Choir; taking place at St Mount Alphonsus Church South Circular road on Friday, June 30, at 8.15 pm.
Tickets cost just €20 and will be on sale at St Mount Alphonsus church shop, the Clare’s Wishing Well charity store in Groody.
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To read more about Clares Wish Foundation click here
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