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Dell virtual walk raises over €10,000 for the Children’s Grief Centre



Dell virtual walk – Pictured above are Dell Volunteers; Walter Forde, Una Murphy, Pat Carey, Catherine Crowe, Aisling Brennan and Katrina Morgan, Children’s Grief Centre.

Dell virtual walk raises over €10,000 for the Children’s Grief Centre

Staff from Dell Technologies took part in a virtual walk raising over €10,000 for the Children’s Grief Centre in Limerick, which supports children and young people affected by loss. In June, Catherine Crowe, Pat Carey, Declan Long, Una Murphy, Walter Forde and Aisling Brennan walked over 250km each virtually; “from Loop Head to Dunmore East”, to raise much-needed funds for the Mid-West Children’s Grief Centre’s Dream Build.

Walter Forde Sr Director Service at Dell said, “Dell Technologies encourage volunteering and fundraising for local charities and communities.  The Children’s Grief ‘Dream Build’ was something we wanted to support – so we started a fundraiser.   With restrictions, our Dell volunteers decided on a virtual walk across Ireland.  This meant every one of our 6-volunteer team had to individually walk a minimum of 10KM every day in June over 250km each. Dell helped us create our own Online GIVING Support page to collect the much-needed donations.  We had great support from our friends, family, and pets!  We were overwhelmed by the response.  We are so grateful for every donation; we want to pass on a special thank you to every supporter.”




Katrina Morgan, Fundraising and Events Coordinator at the Centre said, “We are very grateful that our Dell Volunteers held such a fantastic event to help us fund our Dream Build project. We have had wonderful support from Dell over the past two and a half years through fundraising and volunteerism. This event brings the total donated by Dell Technologies to over €30,000. They are always available to lend a hand having attended many fundraising events and regularly visiting the Centre to offer their time.”

About the Children’s Grief 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 as a result of bereavement, separation, or divorce.

Sr Helen Culhane, Limerick Person of the Year 2017, founded the centre in 2009 and it has been providing support services for school-aged children and young people affected by loss through death, separation, and divorce in Mid-West Region. The Children’s Grief Centre sees around 300 children every week, aged 4 to 18 years. 70 per cent of the children who attend have separated parents while 30 per cent has suffered bereavement.


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