first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleSSE Airtricity League 2015 launchedNext articleO’Connell to lead Ireland against England Alan Jacques Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin NewsLocal NewsLimerick schools asked to raise €200 for families of sick childrenBy Alan Jacques – February 27, 2015 659 Twittercenter_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK pantomime star Leanne Moore is urging local schools to raise €200 each to support Cliona’s Foundation in assisting struggling families with the non-medical costs associated with looking after a critically or terminally ill child.The Limerick-based charity provides financial support to families of critically ill children and this Lent it is focused on helping families who do not know how they are going to afford their child’s medical treatment.Funding provided to families is not to be used to pay for medical care and instead helps to tackle “hidden” costs, including accommodation, food, petrol and other miscellaneous expenses incurred by families who must take sick children to hospitals or other medical facilities for frequent treatments.Costs can quickly mount for families with it costing up to €200 a day to bring a sick child for treatment in Dublin from Limerick. Often families have to take their children to hospital on a regular basis and these costs quickly rise.Leanne Moore,who is an ambassador for Cliona’s Foundation, said she was happy to get involved with the charity’s Lenten campaign.“I’ve been very lucky in life and now would like to give something back to help others,” she explained.“I really hope that the schools will come together to help, €200 a day quickly adds up and can be crippling to families,” she said.A single mother who lives quite a distance from a hospital, said she often cannot afford to get the train to see her daughter Sarah when she is in long-term care.“I found myself blindsided by all these unexpected bills and fees and had to carry on with my job in order to afford them. The balance between the emotional stress of Sarah’s illness and the financial stress caused by it is often unbearable,” she revealed.Brendan Ring of Cliona’s Foundation pointed out that there are hundreds of families in Ireland in a similar situation and they need help.“When a family has a sick child they should not have to struggle under the additional stress of worrying whether or not they can pay their bills,” he insists.For more details on the schools Lenten campaign log onto Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp TAGSCliona’s FoundationLeanne Moorelimerick Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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