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Adare Manor International Womens Day fundraising lunch for Children’s Grief Centre

Adare Manor International Womens launch. Pictured are Danica Farran, Norma Sheahan, Nicola Sheahan, Ciara McCullough, Aileen Wallace, Olive Foley, Karina Morgan, Karen Maher, Joanne Skelly, Rachel Reddan, Cllr Sarah Kiely and Noreen Stokes attending the Launch of International Women Day on the 8th of March, which takes place in Adare Manor. Picture: Brendan Gleeson

Adare Manor International Womens Day fundraising lunch for Children’s Grief Centre to hear from inspirational female leaders

The Midwest will roll out a red carpet for the Adare Manor International Womens Day on Sunday, March 8 as it celebrates inspirational females from the region at a special charity lunch at Adare Manor Resort.

Female leaders such as designer Louise Kennedy, academic writer, and broadcaster Sinéad Burke, and women’s health advocate and author Vicky Phelan will give attendees an insight into what has made them such achievers in their own lives and professions.

The event will involve a drinks reception at 1.30 p.m followed by lunch in Adare Manor’s Grand Ballroom.  Musical entertainment from Kathleen Turner, Boris Hunka and UL Strings directed by Diane Daly.





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Olive Foley, Ciara McCullough and Karina Morgan at the Launch of the International Womens Day event taking place on March 8th at Adare Manor. Picture: Brendan Gleeson

The Adare Manor International Womens Day event is a key fundraiser for the Children’s Grief Centre, the Mid-West based charity founded in 2009 by Sr. Helen Culhane to support children and young people aged 4 to 18 who have been affected by loss through bereavement, separation or divorce.

Launching the Adare Manor International Womens Day fundraiser, Olive Foley, organiser and ambassador for the Children’s Grief Centre said that the event will be a wonderful opportunity to hear from top female role models while at the same time much-needed funds for a brilliant organisation.

“The work that Sr. Helen and all at the Children’s Grief Centre does is incredible and we as a family are indebted to her for the support, we got following my husband Anthony’s passing.  She is an inspirational woman who has done so much for so many and this fundraiser gives an opportunity to support her great work while at the same time hear from other inspirational women on International Women’s Day.”

“Sadly, there are so many children out there who need the type of service the Children’s Grief Centre delivers so this fundraiser is an opportunity for us to thank Sr. Helen and her team in the best possible way by helping to ensure they have the funds to continue doing this great work,” she added. 

The Children’s Grief Centre provides a space and place for children to explore their experiences of loss. It provides a safe, non-judgmental environment where grieving children and teenagers can express what they feel and learn that they are not alone.

In addition, the Centre strives to raise awareness in the community about grieving as an important part of life that is essential to an individual’s on-going growth and development. Since its establishment, the centre has supported over 1,500 children and their families. All services are offered free of charge to children and young people and are available for as long as they need them.

Tickets for the event are €125 p.p  available from Children’s Grief Centre. Contact Katrina on  (087) 4578030 or email [email protected] or contact Noreen Stokes  O’Mara (087) 7779748. Tickets also available on Eventbrite.

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