Kilmartin’s Educational Services announce Coffee Morning in aid of Limerick’s Children

Kilmartin's Coffee Morning

Pictured at the launch of Kilmartin’s coffee morning in aid of Live 95’s Helping Limerick Charities event is Phil Deegan, fundraiser and marketing co-ordinator, Cliona’s, Julie Kilmartin, Kilmartin’s Educational Service, Phil Mortell, Chair of Children’s Grief Centre, Mary Madden, Community Employment Supervisor CARI and Amanda Flannery, Live 95. Pictures: Kate Devaney/ilovelimerick.

Kilmartin’s Educational Services announce Coffee Morning in aid of Limerick’s Children

Kilmartin’s Educational Services will be holding a coffee morning on Friday, November 1 in aid of Live 95 Helping Limerick Children and their chosen charities Cari, Children’s Grief Centre and Cliona’s. 

Kilmartin Educational Services is a learning center for students of all ages, from primary school right up to college students. Based in both Ennis and Limerick City, they provide tuition classes and extra supports for those going through the education system.

 

Julie Kilmartin, the founder of Kilmartin’s, said, “We want all businesses and everyone in the Limerick area to come out on the 1stof November and help us fundraise for these three wonderful, amazing charities.”

The Coffee Morning will run from 9 am to 1 pm and is to help raise funds for Live 95’s annual charity drive for 2019, which is bannered as ‘Live 95 Helping Limerick Children’.

Kilmartin's Coffee Morning

Pictured at the launch of Kilmartin’s coffee morning in aid of Live 95’s Helping Limerick Charities event is Amanda Flannery, Live 95, Julie Kilmartin, Kilmartin’s Educational Service (back row), Mary Madden, Community Employment Supervisor CARI, Phil Mortell, Chair of Children’s Grief Centre and Phil Deegan, fundraiser and marketing co-ordinator, Cliona’s (front row). Pictures: Kate Devaney/ilovelimerick.

The charity drive is in aid of long-time partners CARI Limerick, Cliona’s and for the first time ever, the Limerick-based Children’s Grief Centre.

A number of key events, along with smaller fundraisers, will take place in the coming months, with the money raised to be shared equally among these three great causes, which all enormously help ill and vulnerable Limerick children. Other initiatives they are supporting include the annual Limerick Going for Gold, which will be hosted by I Love Limerick founder Richard Lynch.

Live 95 Helping Limerick Children is also reaching out to the business community, schools, clubs, societies, and the general public to come up with fundraising events and ideas that will help them hit their goal of €95,000.

This will have a huge impact on the services provided to children and families by the three charities. The people of Limerick City and County have the opportunity to make a difference to sick, grieving and vulnerable children and their families.

 

The plan is to build on the support and the initiative to date with exciting new ideas and events. If you, as an individual or with your family, community or business want to be part of Live 95 Helping Limerick Children during 2019, contact [email protected]ive95.ie.

Joe Nash, Station Director of Live 95, had this to say “As you know, through the efforts of Live 95 listeners, over €650,000 has been raised for ill and vulnerable children in Limerick in recent years, which is a superb achievement, by any measure. This was only possible through the unbelievable support of the Limerick public and we hope you will help us once again.”

 

For more information about Kilmartin’s Educational Service, click here.

For more stories on Live 95’s ‘Helping Limerick Children’, click here.

 

ABOUT CARI Limerick

CARI is a leading voluntary organisation with a proven track record in providing a child-centred specialised therapy and support to children, families and groups affected by child sexual abuse, regardless of means.

Children will be referred to CARI when they have disclosed sexual abuse (or maybe a confidant of the disclosure) and when the disclosure has been investigated by the appropriate authorities. Children will also be referred to CARI if they have witnessed sexual assaults on a child or adult or if they are siblings of the above.

CARI responds to and reaches out to those affected by abuse and supports them during the recovering process, endeavouring to ensure that the child sexual abuse is seen as an experience but not a defining event of the child’s life.

About Cliona’s

Cliona’s is a Limerick-based charity that provides financial assistance directly to parents of children with life-limiting or chronic complex care needs across Ireland to help with the non-medical expenses related to caring for their child.

 Since its launch, Cliona’s Foundation has raised in excess of €1.7 million and has helped more than 600 families across 29 Counties. It is the founders, Brendan and Terry Ring, intimate understanding of the stress brought upon these families that explains the diversity of expenses covered by Cliona’s Foundation – from rent, food, utility bills to transportation for chemotherapy or alternative therapies, to a treat for a sibling and even covering the cost of a child’s funeral.

 

About Children’s Grief Centre

The Children’s Grief Centre is a support service for school-aged children and young people affected by loss through death, separation or divorce. It provides a safe and supportive place for children and young people and their families who are grieving. The service is provided by trained and experienced people.

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.

Pictures: Kate Devaney/ilovelimerick

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