Funds Raised to Date: €214,000.00
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The Pakie Ryan Memorial Event takes place on Saturday 1st of April 2017 @ 11AM.
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The Charities for 2017 are Slainte An Clar, Cahercalla Community Hospice, Saoirse Treatment Center, Rape Crisis Midwest, Clare's Wish and Clare Crusaders.

The Charities for 2016 are Saoirse, Clare Crusaders, Scoil Na Maighdine Mhuire, Acorn Unit, Homeshare Clare, Slainte an Clar and MS Ireland.

The Charities for 2015 were Clare Crusaders, Laura Lynn Foundation, Bunratty Search & Rescue/RLNI Lifeboats, TLC4CF, O Reagan Park.

The Charities for 2014 were Clare Crusaders, Mid-Western Cancer Care, Corbett Suicide Prevention, Stroke Support, Seeking Vision and Senior Citizens Meals on heels.

The Charities for 2013 were Milford Care Centre, Clare Crusaders and the O'Regan Park.

The Charities for 2012 were Milford Care Centre, Mid West Rape Crisis Centre and Clare Crusaders.

The charities for 2011 were TLC4CF, (based in the mid-west to help Cystic Fibrosis sufferers), Clare Crusaders & Mid Western Cancer Care Centre.

The charities for 2010 were Milford Hospice, Clare Crusaders & Mid Western Cancer Care Centre.


2017 Charities Supported:

Cahercalla Community Nursing Home & Hospice, a registered charity, offers hospice care free of charge. The cost of running the service continues to increase each year as we care for an increasing number of patients. With only part of the running costs being funded by the HSE, we rely on the generosity and goodwill of the local community to raise the necessary funds to allow us to continue caring for those in need of the service. Each year this money is raised in many different ways including membership of our weekly draw, fundraising activities and through donations. Thank you.

Clare’s Wish Foundation is the only Irish charity granting wishes to adults living with terminal and life-threatening illnesses. Established in 2013, the charity is named in memory of Clare Clancy, the founder’s sister, who was born with Spina Bifida and who passed away at the young age of 24. Clare’s Wish provides everlasting memories for terminally ill adults and their families.Thank you.

The Clare Crusaders is a registered charity (410937) which is dedicated to the provision of services for children with special needs living in Co. Clare. Our clinic is located in Barefield, Co Clare and caters for children with special needs across many areas including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down SydromeThe Clare Crusaders Clinic provides a range of services to 120 children ranging from 2 to 15. The services provided include Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Reflexology and a Special Education Teacher. All services are provided free-of-charge All moneys raised go directly to helping kids. Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Saoirse Addiction Treatment Center was founded in 2012 and is a specialist provider of addiction counselling and programmes. It is the only FREE non residential day unit in Limerick City/County and probably the greater Munster arearea. The Saoirse Addiction Treatment Center philosophy is harm reduction and abstinence and the ultimate goal for any client is to become substance free and maintain an abstinence lifestyle with the help and support of Saoirse and other identified resources.

Rape Crisis Midwest was founded in 1980 to provide support, information and counselling service to survivors of rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse and incest.
Our Head Office is based at Phoenix House, Punch’s Close, Rosbrien Road, Limerick. We have two outreach centres, one in Nenagh, Co Tipperary and the other in Ennis, Clonroadmore, Co Clare.
The services we provide include free confidential one to one telephone counselling, telephone support and court accompanient. We offer a safe and supportive environment to enable those survivors to find the best way forward. We also operate a year round roster of support workers for the sexual assault treatment unit (SATU) at Mid West Regional Hospital. as well as delivering services, training and education is seen as a fundamental aspect of the work here at the centre. We carry out fully acredited rape crisis counselling courses, support worker (SATU) courses, as well as programmes for secondary schools, HSE and Gardai.

Slainte an Clar Clare Cancer Support, is a drop in centre in Kilnamona, near Ennis for people affected by cancer and their families. Tel 087 6912396.


Charities supported in previous years:

MS Ireland Clare Branch Multiple Sclerosis Ireland is the only national organisation providing information, support and advocacy services to the MS community. We work with people with MS, their families and carers and a range of key stakeholders including health professionals, students and other interested in or concerned about MS to ensure that we meet our goals

Home Share Clare is a service developed by the Brothers of Charity, Co. Clare providing short breaks to adults and children with learning disabilities. Care is provided for people in family homes and can really be seen as a home away from home. Individuals enjoy the opportunity of developing new relationships and being part of new communities whilst enjoying a short break. Home-sharing is a two way process in that the families who provide the respite gain hugely from the experience of having a person with an intellectual disability stay in their home. Sustainable and unique relationships can develop that will last for many years to come.
Home Share families are assessed, trained and supported by Home Share Clare. Each child or adult is matched carefully to the caregivers and strong relationships can and have developed.

TLC4CF was founded by friends and family of People with Cystic Fibrosis in Tipperary, Limerick and Clare. We are a regional branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland, dedicated to improving services for people with Cystic Fibrosis living in the Mid West. The aims of TLC4CF are:-
  • To raise Awareness of Cystic Fibrosis in the Mid West Region
  • Raise over 4.2 million Euros to build a Cystic Fibrosis Adult Centre at the Mid West Regional Hospital Limerick
  • Improve Hospital facilities
  • Lobby for the recommended number of staff to care for Cystic Fibrosis Patients
  • To offer general support services to newly diagnosed families/existing families

Laura Lynn Foundation is Ireland's only children's hospice and all services are provided free to families. The Foundation provide palliative care and support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families. Our holistic approach to care enables us to support the whole family, allowing parents to be ‘Mum and Dad’ rather than full-time carers.
  • We offer support for children from birth to age 18.
  • All our hospice care is free for families
  • Children can be referred from anywhere in Ireland

O Reagan Park -

Bunratty Rescue -

RNLI Life Boats -

The Mid-Western Cancer Foundation was founded by Professor R. K. Gupta, Consultant Medical Oncologist and Director of Cancer Services at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick. Our aim is to streamline donations and provide holistic care for patients with Cancer in the Mid-West region, in addition to the ongoing research support.

Corbett Suicide Prevention -Limerick-based suicide prevention group, Corbett Search&Response, CSR provide patrols close to the Shannon river on Saturday nights-and Sundays on festival week-ends. Since our existence many lives have been saved, and hundreds spared needless grief and despair. We wear full protective, flotation outfits for our own safety: we do not enter the water or engage in search and rescue. But we do carry a throw-line in the event of a sudden immersion.

Seeking Vision is a non profit registered charitable organisation that provides support and services to people who are blind and vision impaired. Each year fundraising enables us to send people to Lourdes, provide aids and appliances to people in need and provide day trips for the vision impaired and blind people of County Clare.Our mission is to help people who are vision impaired lead a life of independence and dignity

The stroke support club is a voluntary group which was set up in 2005 to support people who have had a stroke. The club also offers support to their families, carers and friends.
Stroke survivors and those around them often require help adjusting to the changes in their lives. Assistance, guidance and support from others can enhance the quality of life for the stroke survivor and aid the recovery process. The Stroke Support Club offers a forum for members to share their feelings and experiences and provides help and information for stroke survivors and their caregivers.

Newmarket-on-Fergus Meals on Wheels currently deliver meals to the elderly or incapacitated in Newmarket, The Wells and Carrygerry. The service helps those who are ill or elderly to continue living in their own homes as well as providing a home visit. The Meals on Wheels organisation is totally voluntary and funding is raised by Church Gate collections and sponsorship appeals. Those in receipt of the service contribute eighty percent of the total cost with the balance made up from fundraising.
It is a non-profit organisation and receives no state funding. Obair Ltd. provides a van for the delivery of meals. The Environmental section of Obair Ltd provided the funding for this specially adapted vehicle. The drivers are drawn from the Environmental panel and deliver the meals in a safe and efficient manner.
The aim of the Mid-Western Caner Foundation is to provide holistic care for patients with Cancer and support research in the Mid-West region. It is an objective of The Mid-Western Cancer Foundation to ensure that any donations made are managed and monitored in a transparent manner, and to ensure that resulting resources are invested appropriately and efficiently.

The Mid Western Cancer Centre in Limerick provides a full range of services to patients with cancer such as a dedicated inpatient Ward and a Haematology/Oncology Day Ward where patients attend for investigation, at diagnosis time and for treatment thereafter. We also have a Regional Specialist Breast Unit, Radiotherapy Centre & Palliative Care Services. Patients and their families can also avail of the Patient Information & Support Centre which provides patients and their families with up-to-date, research-based information on their cancer and their treatment by qualified and experienced staff. The Support Centre also provides Support Groups, Psychological Support and Complementary Therapies provided by volunteers in a quiet and peaceful environment.

These services are all critical to the people of the Mid West but need to be updated and expanded to accommodate the growing population and increasing number of patients with cancer in the region. The money raised by the Mid-Western Cancer Foundation is used to enhance the Cancer Centre facilities and to make sure that the best treatment, services and cutting edge technology is available to people with cancer in the Mid West.