Activist Vicky Phelan has raised thousands for Limerick’s Children’s Grief Centre.
Vicky raised €5,300 last month, during Charlie Bird’s charity climb of Croagh Patrick for the organisation. Sharing the good news with followers on Instagram.
Captioning her post; “Today I visited the premises of the (Children’s Grief Centre) here in Limerick with one of my oldest friends from home, Laura, to hand over a cheque for €5,300 raised by Laura and her sisters and my Dad and Mam and my sister following the #climbwithcharlie event to Croagh Patrick last month.”
The author visited their headquarters, to deliver the donation, and took pictures with their staff.
Writing; “We met with founder Sr. Helen, chief fundraiser Carol and psychotherapist Teresa, who gave up their precious time today explaining what this money would mean to the charity, who rely on fundraising and donations to offer their services to children and young people in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary but also to children who come from further afield to avail of their unique services.”
Explaining how the money raised would help the charity, Vicky shared; “This €5,300 raised will help the Children’s Grief Centre to provide their support services to children and young people affected by loss through death, separation or divorce. The Centre provides a safe and supportive place for children and young people up to the age of 24, who are grieving.”
Highlighting how important the organisation is, she wrote; “The Children’s Grief Centre in Limerick is the ONLY dedicated grief centre open to children in the country.”
Vicky also encouraged her 137K followers to donate if possible as the Grief Centre is in need of a new premises.
Saying; “They are currently fundraising to build a new, purpose built centre so please, please consider fundraising for them if you have any future events coming up. They offer a fantastic service that so many more children and young people could avail of if the Centre were up and running in their new premises.”
More about the Children’s Grief Centre and donation information here