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8 year old Caoimhe Brouder raises over €1,180 for Children’s Grief Centre

Caoimhe Brouder pictured above with Theresa Kavanagh, Children’s Grief Centre Senior Support Worker 

8 year old Caoimhe Brouder raises over €1,180 for Children’s Grief Centre

By I Love Limerick correspondent Peter Cooney

8 year old Limerick girl Caoimhe Brouder has raised over €1,180 for the Children’s Grief Centre after having walked a total of 50km. Caoimhe walked 5km a day from March 1 to March 10.

Caoimhe previously attended Children’s Grief Centre herself for bereavement and raised the money so she could help other children just like her.

This comes after recent news where 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 was founded in 2009 by Sister Helen Culhane, together with a support group of professionals. As a Sister of Mercy. a qualified social worker and psychotherapist, Helen worked with people who were struggling with issues relating to death, bereavement and palliative care. This included time spent at Milford Care Centre.

Helen’s experience meant she developed a clear understanding of the needs of children and young people who were experiencing loss. She recognised that there was a lack of services and support for children and young people who were affected by the death of a loved one. Helen also saw there was an increasing need for support of children and young people who suffer loss due to separation or divorce of parents.

Helen’s vision was that the Centre would provide children and young people with a listening ear.

Today the Centre is well established within the Midwest region, serving counties Clare, Tipperary and Limerick. We have a team of 7 trained, part-time volunteer Support Workers and 1 full time Support Worker with experience in a diverse range of specialist fields including education, nursing, social work and psychotherapy.

Katrina Morgan, Fundraising Manager Children’s Grief Centre was blown away by Caoimhe’s generosity saying, “Caoimhe is an inspiration, after attending the Centre for support she decided to raise funds to help other children. We are so grateful to Caoimhe and her mum Marina for their kindness and generosity”

To donate towards Caoimhe’s incredible and inspiring challenge and show your support go HERE 

For more stories on Children Grief Centre go HERE 

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