Limerick man to carry 32-inch TV playing “Ireland’s Forgotten Families” on his back at this year’s Regeneron Great Limerick Run, in aid of Cliona’s Foundation.      


Limerick man Chris Culhane will carry a television which will be playing the ground-breaking documentary “Ireland’s Forgotten Families” during the Regeneron Great Limerick Run this bank holiday weekend. The Great Limerick Run takes place this Sunday April 30th and one man is determined to do something different to raise awareness of the financial struggles that families caring for a sick child are facing in the Mid-West.

Chris has been an avid supporter of Cliona’s for many years, regularly taking part in events in support of the foundation, having met Cliona Ring in Lourdes when she travelled there with the Limerick Diocesan pilgrimage.

Born and reared in Limerick City, Chris now resides in Bruree with his family.

Speaking about his unique idea Chris said “I am conscious that it has been a year since the documentary was featured on Virgin Media however its message is timeless and it can be watched on Clionas website at I really thought it would be good to do something different for the Great Limerick Run by carrying this 32 inch TV and showing the documentary. I want to highlight the issue and the amazing work of Cliona’s Foundation”.

Speaking about the importance of raising awareness for the organisation, Co-Founder and voluntary CEO of Cliona’s Brendan Ring said “So many of these families have experienced, and continue to experience, the significant non-medical costs of caring for a child with a life-limiting condition. The cost of living is crippling families who are already devastated by their child’s illness. We must do all we can to help them. It has never been more urgent to work even harder for the forgotten families Cliona’s work with. We are so grateful to Chris for coming up with this unique idea to raise awareness of the crisis”.

Cliona’s Foundation expects that at least 200 families will apply for financial assistance this year and will need to raise a minimum of €500,000 to meet these applications.

“Ireland’s Forgotten Families”,  is available to view here

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