Clare’s Wishing Well, a charity shop supporting Clare’s Wish Foundation, will have an opening celebration at 5pm, January 27, in the Groody Neighbourhood Centre, Groody roundabout, Castletroy.
“I hope the shop can raise funds for Clare’s Wish so we can grant more wishes in 2017,” 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, more than 30 wishes have been granted since Kevin launched Clare’s Wish in 2013. The Limerick based charity relies solely on fundraising events, the new retail unit, and is the only Irish charity granting wishes to adults living with terminal and life-threatening illnesses.
“The charity aims to bring the wish to life, to create ever-lasting memories for the wisher, their family and their friends. Providing respite from the normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatments,” said Kevin.
Some of the wishes granted in 2016 were a Disney Paris trip for the Murray Family, a two day stay at the Castletroy Park Hotel for the Donovan family, a special shopping trip at the Dundrum Centre for the Doyle family, a Killarney trip for the Ryan Family, and a Christmas experience for the Spencer family at Foto resort.
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.
“We are all excited with this new venture. The retail unit is the very first Charity shop in the Castletroy area, selling donated furniture, clothing, books, with a view to raising much needed funds for Clare’s Wish Foundation. We will have tea, coffee, wine, light food and Emma Langford will be playing for us,” said Kevin.
For more information, contact: 061633301
Kevin Clancy, Founder
Clare’s Wish Foundation (CHY 21072)