Clare’s Wish Foundation Wedding Fair, in the Killaloe Hotel and Spa, on November 6, is the ideal event for couples who are looking for ideas or help with organising their wedding.
Open from 1pm-5pm, attendees will receive a complimentary glass of wine on entry, and meet representatives from a number of well known wedding suppliers and businesses from Bridal wear to musicians.
The Sweet Treat Cakes, Kitture weddings, Coleman Photography, MM Cookies, O’Hara Video’s, Moss & Mushroom Flowers, Forever Living, South Bound wedding Band, Ebber Wedding Band, and singer Lorraine Galvin are just some of the suppliers that will be there on the day.
“If you are either engaged or planning to marry in the future, then this is a must see event. You will get fantastic advice from all suppliers on the day. This is the foundation’s longest-running and most impactful fundraiser of the year, we receive a €5 donation, on entry. We hope to raise as much funds as possible so we can grant more wishes that are on hold,” said founder of Clare’s Wish, Kevin Clancy.
Named after Kevin’s sister, who was born with Spina Bifida and died at twenty four years of age, Clare’s Wish Foundation is a Limerick based charity that was established in 2013, and is the only Irish charity that is dedicated to providing wishes exclusively to adults with terminal illnesses.
“My dad passed in 2011. That changed my outlook on life, I wanted to give back, and I started to do some volunteer work for two charities in Limerick, which lead on to setting up Clare’s Wish, also in memory of my own sister,” explained Kevin.
If people would like to nominate someone they know for Clare’s Wish they can send an e-mail or fill out the application form on the website, where the charity prioritise emergency requests.
“Wish Requests are usually wish’s to go somewhere on a break or to meet a celebrity or idol. Our last two wishes were pretty special. A wish to go to Killarney for a Family turned out to be their first picture together as a family in 25 years and also their last picture, as Annette passed away just a few weeks later.
“We also just granted a, ‘wish to put a smile back on my kid’s faces’, so we sent a family to Tayto Park for a family day of fun and a stay in the amazing Pillo Hotel for the family.
“We need Volunteers in all counties to spread the awareness of the charity. We also have a Text Clare to 50300 campaign for any one who would like to donate €4,” added Kevin.