Cliona’s Foundation and the Irish Cancer Society are the Munster Rugby nominated charities for the 2018/19 season. Pictured – Ian Keatley, Conor Murray and Keith Earls joined Cliona’s Foundations Co-Founders Brendan and Terry Ring and the Irish Cancer Society’s Night Nurse Eily Mullane to launch the partnership at Munster’s training base at the University of Limerick.
The Munster Rugby nominated charities for 2018/19 announced
The Munster Rugby nominated charities for the 2018/19 season are Cliona’s Foundation and the Irish Cancer Society.
Over the season the club will work closely with each charity, actively supporting them in helping raise awareness and funds for much-needed resources that are widely availed of across the province and Ireland.
Based in Limerick, Cliona’s Foundation aims to provide financial assistance for all families struggling to care for children with a life-limiting condition.
The Irish Cancer Society has gradually grown into the national charity for cancer care and the leading provider of all information relating to cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and support. This includes crucial care like the ‘Night Nursing’ service, which enables cancer patients at the end of life to be cared for at home.
Joined by Munster and Ireland players Conor Murray, Keith Earls and Ian Keatley the two charities launch their new partnership at the University of Limerick training base, this week.
“We are privileged and excited to have been selected as a Charity Partner for the 2018/2019 season. We hope that this increased profile and awareness will result in much-needed funds being generated to enable us to continue to provide this service,” said Brendan Ring, Co-Founder of Cliona’s Foundation.
Averil Power, CEO, Irish Cancer Society said: “Over 40,000 people get a cancer diagnosis in Ireland annually and as an independent charity we rely almost entirely on donations to provide vital services to ensure no one faces cancer alone. We are delighted to be chosen as Munster Rugby’s charity partner for 2018/2019.”
The Cancer Society helps promote cancer prevention initiatives in the community, along with empowering members of the public to reduce their own risk of cancer.
“We look forward to working with Munster Rugby on behalf of all those affected by cancer. Together, we won’t give up until cancer does,” Averil Power added.
Claire Cooke, Munster Rugby Corporate Social Responsibility Manager said: “We are greatly looking forward to working with Cliona’s Foundation and the Irish Cancer Society for the season ahead.
“The process to select the charities was as challenging as ever with so many worthy causes looking for our support. We hope to make a real difference for both Cliona’s Foundation and the Irish Cancer Society and are delighted to be partnering with them.”
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