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Break World Record for Clionas Foundation this July 19 Break World Record for Clionas Foundation this July 19


Break World Record for Clionas Foundation this July 19



Pictured: Cailín and Cara, with Limerick’s Leanne Moore, making a heart shape in support of upcoming Cliona’s Foundation event. Picture by: Brian O’Carroll of Mr. Sputniks

The people of Kilteely and Dromkeen, along with the support of public figure Leanne Moore and Waterford’s Senior Hurling Manager Derek McGrath, are planning to set a new world record on July 19th for the most people in one venue to make a heart shape using both hands. Help break world record for Clionas Foundation, a Limerick-based children’s charity, at this year’s weekend long Kilteely/Dromkeen Festival is hoping to attract up to 650 people on the Sunday in order to break the current record of 554 people. The Festival group are going to use the event to raise funds and awareness by aiming to break world record for Clionas Foundation. The foundation is appealing for funding now more so than ever due to the increased number applications they receive daily from desperate families struggling to cope with the financial pressures incurred while caring for a critically ill child.

Derek McGrath kicked off the campaign when he came to visit the Kilteely GAA club back in June and posed with the juvenile team while making the heart shaped gesture. Leanne Moore, ambassador for Cliona’s Foundation launched the event on Wednesday 8th July and is encouraging the people of Limerick to come out to enjoy the family fun day, break a world record and raise awareness for the deserving charity.

The attempt to break world record for Clionas Foundation will kick off at 1.30pm on Sunday 19th in Kilteely as part of the weekend long festival. It is hoped that people will give a donation to Cliona’s Foundation on the day or in advance by texting ‘CLIONA’ to 50300.
To be confident that the record can be broken, it is asked for people who plan to attend register by texting their name to 087 399 6562.



For more information please contact Alli in Cliona’s Foundation on 061 331 333 or email [email protected]

To visit the official Cliona’s Foundation website, click here

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Read more about Cliona’s Foundation here

Photos by Brian O’Carroll of Mr. Sputniks.

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