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Analog Devices Foundation donates a grant of €25,000 to Children’s Grief Centre  

Analog Devices Foundation have donated a significant amount towards Children’s Grief Centre Limerick building their new centre. Pictured above are Katrina Morgan (CGC), Grainne Murphy Analog Devices, Helen Culhane (CGC)

Analog Devices Foundation donates a grant of 25,000 to Children’s Grief Centre  

Analog Devices have donated an astonishing 25,000 to Children’s Grief Centre Limerick in order to help the charity facility with the establishment of their new centre 

The Children’s Grief Centre is a free support service for children and young people aged between 4 and 18 years who have experienced a loss due to bereavement, separation or divorce.  

Plans to create a new Children’s Grief Centre, which addresses a significant social need, has now received a major boost with the grant of 25,000 from the Analog Devices Foundation.   

The current Children’s Grief Centre in Westbourne has been operating for 12 years, providing a free support service for families with children and young people affected by loss. There is a shortage of this kind of early intervention service in the Midwest area and the new Centre will double the capacity of support currently being provided.  

Shane Geary, Vice President, Internal Manufacturing and General Manager at Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) said “The Analog Devices Foundation was set up to align our employee engagement and community investment initiatives to expand ADI’s positive social impact. We were delighted to support the Children’s Grief Centre as part of their refurbishment project,” said. The support service they provide to children and young people who have been affected by loss through death, separation or divorce has an invaluable impact within our local community.”  

This new free support service that is to be built will allow children to explore their feelings of loss following a bereavement or separation in the family.   

At the cost of 3.5 million, the Centre will include one support room for children aged 4 to 9, two support rooms for children aged 6 to 12 and two support rooms for teenagers aged 13 to 18. Also included are three parent support rooms, a memory garden, library, conference room, parents waiting area, and additional space for staff and volunteers.  

“We were thrilled to receive such a generous gift from the Analog Devices Foundation. The staff and management in Limerick and the US have given us great support and helped to raise awareness of our work with children and young people,” said Katrina Morgan, Fundraising and Events Coordinator at the Children’s Grief Centre. “We are very much looking forward to sharing this journey with them”.  
 

 To donate to the ‘Dream Build’ visit HERE

For more stories on Children’s Grief Centre go HERE 

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