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Killaloe photographer snaps up €40,000 for charity after 1,000 km run

  A KILLALOE-based photographer has snapped up €40,000 for a local charity by completing a gruelling 1,000 kilometres along the Wild Atlantic Way . Ciara McCullough collected this donation for the Children’s Grief Centre in Limerick after running from Derry to Kinsale on consecutive days and welcomed other runners to join her during her arduous journey. The Ballinahinch native, who moved to Killaloe three years ago, is delighted to have raised such a large sum for this charity, having seen children benefit from their work. “I have witnessed first hand the work the Children’s Grief Centre does and what a positive impact it has on children. It is a charity that is close to my heart as it has helped people who are close to me. “I just wanted to give something back. I love the conversation the founder St Helen Culhane has around the topic of grief. “In Ireland we can dismiss things like grief as we feel we …

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Teens raise €11,500 for grief centre

CHILDREN from the Mid-West who have suffered some form of bereavement will benefit from counselling and other supports worth €11,500, thanks to the fundraising efforts of a large group of Clare teenagers. The Children’s Grief Centre reaches out to young people in the Mid-West suffering loss by supporting them through a variety of interventions, such as art and play therapy. Based in South Circular Road, Limerick, the 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 as they grieve. The service is provided by trained and experienced people. Clarecastle-Ballyea Youth Choir and Celtic Ensemble Londubh organised a fundraising concert at Clarecastle’s St Peter and Paul Church, in aid of the centre on Sunday, December 3. Representatives of the group handed over a cheque for €11,500 to the director of the Children’s Grief Centre, Sister Helen …

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youth choir helps to build a new future for young people suffering loss

    Members of a youth choir have set the seeds to provide hope for their peers suffering loss through an innovative project. Clarecastle Ballyea Youth Choir and Celtic Ensemble Londubh launched another aspect of their project Youth helps Youth in Mid-Clare churches recently. Motivated by the words of former USA president Franklin D Roosevelt, who stated “We can’t always build the future for our youth,” they are determined to build up youth for the future. The two groups introduced to the liturgy symbols of healing at masses in Roslevan, Clarecastle, Ballyea, Ennis, Shannon and Quin last weekend to create public awareness of children who are experiencing a difficult time. They expressed their delight at being able to join in support with the young people of the Children’s Grief Centre in Limerick who are experiencing loss. This will be achieved in a very practical way with a fundraising concert in Clarecastle’s St Peter and Paul Church in aid of the …

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youth group set the seed for hope

MEMBERS of a youth choir will set the seed for hope in churches this weekend, to create public awareness of children who are experiencing a difficult time. The young people of Londubh Youth Choir and Celtic Ensemble have chosen lavender, a healing and native plant, to place in churches in Clarecastle, Ballyea, Ennis, Quin, Roslevan and Shannon. They will also present symbols of hope, love, courage, friendship and knowledge, which were made recently for the Youth Helps Youth project at these churches this weekend. They will team the symbols with encouraging quotes put together by the youth, such as ‘A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself’, ‘Don’t lose hope, you’ll never know what tomorrow will bring’ and ‘Once you choose hope, anything is possible’. These will be placed around the lavender plant, along with a healing prayer during the launch. The lavender plant is a symbol of growth, nature and the healing that will take …

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