Cliona’s Foundation and 4-times All-star winner Seán Finn bring Christmas cheer to Limerick teen, aged 14 and battling a rare illness.
4-time All-Ireland All Star winner Seán Finn, visited the Mullins family in Limerick, representing a partnership between the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) and Cliona’s Foundation. The 4-time PwC All-Star champion set aside time in his busy schedule to meet Louis Mullins aged 14 (safely distanced) to bring some festive cheer to Louis and his family. It’s been a particularly tough year for Louis who is from Boher, Limerick who has been battling a rare disease affecting between 4-9 people in a million.
The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) and Cliona’s Foundation recently announced an official charity partnership to raise vital funds to make a difference to the lives of families across Ireland caring for a seriously sick child. This partnership will see inter-county players across the thirty-two counties support Cliona’s Foundation’s life-changing work and contribute to the fundraising efforts of the charity for the next twelve-month period.
Speaking about his visit Seán Finn said: “Louis is a remarkable young lad who is incredibly inspiring – it was truly an honour to meet him and his fantastic family. I am delighted to support the work of Cliona’s Foundation – every day of the year they make a positive difference to lives of families and children going through very challenging times.”
Cliona’s Foundation is a national charity, that uniquely provides financial assistance to families of children with a life-limiting or chronic complex care needs to help with non-medical expenses related to caring for their child. Cliona’s has supported 148 families this year to date in twenty-five counties bringing the total number supported over the past 14 years to 997.
Individuals wishing to donate or find out more about Cliona’s Foundation’s impact can donate to: https://clionas.ie/. Donations can also be made via text. To donate €4 text FAMILIES to 50300. Text costs €4 & Cliona’s will receive a minimum of €3.60. SP: LikeCharity, Helpline: 076 6805 278).