Great Limerick Run 2023 sees more than €190,000 raised for national and local charities Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick
More than €190,000 has been raised for national and local charities through the Great Limerick Run 2023
By I Love Limerick correspondent Cian Reinhardt
More than €190,000 has been raised for some very deserving charities thanks to this year’s Great Limerick Run, with even more raised through other fundraising methods by participants.
Approximately 14,000 participants took to the streets of Limerick for the 2023 Great Limerick Run, the single biggest mass participation event outside of Dublin, as thousands more lined the streets in support and to enjoy the weekend’s Riverfest offerings.
In total, through the Great Limerick Run 2023 Eventmaster page, a total of €193,727 was raised for worthy causes.
Local and national charities were the worthy recipients of fundraising efforts with some donations entering 5-digit-figures as Milford Hospice Centre currently stands at the top of the donations board with €87,524 currently donated to the charity using the Great Limerick Run 2023 Eventmaster page.
Mary O’Brien Chief Executive of Milford Care Centre; “we are thrilled to have been part of the Regeneron Great Limerick Run, an event that brought so many participants to the city over the weekend. It was fantastic to witness the enthusiasm and commitment from so many that took part, what an incredible success story.”
The Milford Care Cntre CEO extended their “heartfelt thanks to all those who participated in the event and chose Milford Hospice as their charity of choice to raise funds for”.
“It is truly inspirational to see so many individuals come together and raise in excess of €80,000 in support of the services we provide throughout Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary,” she said, adding, “The funds raised will go a long way in enabling us to continue providing the highest quality of care to those who use our services. The efforts and generosity of those who raised funds in support of our services has not gone unnoticed. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all those who participated in raising much needed funds in support of our services, what amazing examples of kindness and compassion in action.”
Other local charities benefiting from the event include Down Syndrome Limerick, Cliona’s Foundation, Limerick Animal Welfare, Limerick Treaty Suicide Prevention, and Limerick Suicide Watch.
The donations continue to pour in with some donations being made as recently as Wednesday, May 3, with messages of support for the participants, many running in memory of loved ones or to raise funds for charities and services close to their hearts.