CBRE to take on Ring of Kerry for Rosabel's Rooms
A team of 22 cyclists drawn from the ranks of CBRE Ireland's staff and clients will take part in the annual Ring of Kerry 180km charity bike ride on Saturday.
This year, the CBRE team is looking to raise money for Rosabel's Rooms, a cause that holds special meaning for Garrett McClean, executive director and head of CBRE Ireland's industrial and logistics division. The charity was established in memory of Garrett's niece, Rosabel Monroe, who tragically passed away in early 2017.
Explaining why the charity Rosabel's Rooms was established, Garrett said: "I was there with my sister, Suzanne McClean, and her husband, Gary Monroe, in Galway University Hospital within hours of Rosabel's death and experienced the lack of a suitable room or space to navigate our way through the horrendous post-trauma hours of a deceased child.
"Trying to bring some positivity out of little Rosabel's tragic death, my sister and her husband founded Rosabel's Rooms, with the primary purpose of funding and developing a specially-designed grieving room in every hospital in Ireland.
"These rooms will be known as the Rosabel Room and are to be available as family-focused bereavement suites for all losses [and not just in the event of child loss]. Thankfully, the first Rosabel Room has now been secured and will be located in Galway University Hospital."
Rosabel's Rooms will also provide therapeutic support for those impacted by child loss and, if required, financial support for families following child loss to assist with funeral costs, where a family does not have the resources. The charity works under the umbrella of the Irish Hospice Foundation.
To find out more, or to donate to this cause, please visit hospicefoundation.ie/rosabels-rooms