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28th May 2022

Vicky Phelan donates money raised by family and friends to children’s charity

The campaigner updated followers on Instagram.

Vicky Phelan paid a visit to the Children’s Grief centre in Limerick on Friday to donate the money raised by her friends and family after the Climb With Charlie campaign.

The cervical cancer campaigner learned how the €5,300 she donated would benefit the charity, who help young people cope with grief.

Sharing some images of herself and her best friend on the day, Vicky wrote:

“Today I visited the premises of the @childrensgriefcentre 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… following the #climbwithcharlie event to Croagh Patrick last month.


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“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.

“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.”

She went on the say that this charity is the only grief centre open to children in the country and urged her followers to consider supporting them.

“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. ”

Last week, Vicky reached out to Saoirse Ruane’s mother, wishing her daughter the best in her recovery.