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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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Clarecastle-Ballyea choir in TV mass

Members of Clarecastle-Ballyea Youth Choir are gearing up for their appearance on national television this Sunday. A four-minute promotional video of the young choir in action was filmed recently, ahead of a live mass that will be broadcast on RTÉ One and RTÉ Radio at 11am. The chief celebrant of this special mass at St Peter and Paul’s Church, Clarecastle will be Clarecastle-Ballyea parish priest, Fr Pat Malone. Choir director Claire O’Dea told The Clare Champion the members are “unbelievably excited” and are looking forward to their performance on tv and radio with a great sense of anticipation. “This is a great tribute for a choir, which is in its infancy after it was set up last September. We have 40 members, aged from 10 to 18, who have some connection with Clarecastle and Ballyea. “All the choir members enjoy it tremendously and it is great for their own self-development. They are forging life-long friendships. You can play a sport …

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