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Cliona’s Foundation are pleased to announce appointment of Charlotte Kavanagh

Charlotte Kavanagh has been appointed as Partnerships and Engagement Manager at Cliona’s Foundation. Charlotte has over 15 years’ experience in Public Relations, Communications and Fundraising.

announcing the meeting Mr. Brendan Ring, Co-Founder and CEO of Cliona’s, said: The great work of Cliona’s Foundation has increased enormously over the last 15 years. We see everyday the problems faced by families caring for critically ill children, which have been exacerbated by the ongoing Pandemic. Cliona’s dedicated team is stepping up once again and initiating an ambitious fundraising effort to expand present support. As many of our kind supporters and friends as possible should join us on this journey to help more Irish families, as we know the need is greater than ever. Charlotte’s prior experience and passion for Cliona’s cause Charlotte’s style is lively and proactive, with a focus on collaboration. The new role will allow Charlotte to use her talents and expertise gained from a lengthy career in the fundraising and communications sector to help Cliona’s continue her outstanding work.

Charlotte Kavanagh served as Chief Communications and Fundraising Executive at The Hope Foundation for eleven years, overseeing the organization’s communications strategy and team in Ireland, the US, and the UK. Charlotte also oversaw the establishment of fundraising initiatives, campaigns, and the About Cliona’s Foundation.

Cliona’s Foundation is a national organisation based in Limerick that helps parents of children with life-limiting or chronic complicated care needs with non-medical expenses. Brendan and Terry Ring founded the Foundation after their daughter Cliona died of an incurable brain cancer in 2006.

Brendan and Terry were shocked by the number of families facing significant financial stress, on the verge of financial collapse, as non-medical bills piled up. As parents of a very ill kid, they witnessed the huge toll it took on these families. In honour of their daughter, they established Cliona’s Foundation, a non-profit organisation that assists families with children with life-limiting illnesses.

Since its inception, Cliona’s Foundation has raised over €2 million and assisted over 1000 families in 31 counties. From housing, food, and energy costs to transportation for chemotherapy or alternative therapies, to a treat for a sibling, and even covering the cost of a child’s funeral, Brendan and Terry’s compassion for these families is evident.

Cliona’s Foundation is an Irish registered charity (CHY18127) and a Charities Institute of Ireland triple-locked member. Irish fundraising team will help achieve this goal”.