The generosity of the Listowel community towards the Cliona’s Foundation charity has shown no signs of slowing down this week as the Listowel Mission Bazaar Group made a donation of €100 to Listowel’s own Maeve Fitzgerald who collected the money on behalf of the charity this week.
Cliona’s provide help to families who are dealing with a financial crisis while caring for a child with a life limiting illness.
Cliona’s Foundation have been instrumental in helping Maeve and her family over the last number of years after her and her husband, Seamus' son, Padraig was diagnosed with cancer back in 2016 and again in 2019.
The family earlier this year appeared on Virgin Media Three’s ‘Ireland’s Forgotten Families’ programme to talk about the support they had received from the charity with the family describing them as “a lifesaver”.
The Listowel community has taken Cliona’s Foundation to their heart since then and have organised numerous fundraisers for the them in recent times.
Speaking to The Kerryman this week after she collected the money, Maeve said the town’s continued generosity was amazing.
"It was exceptionally kind of them [the Listowel Mission Bazaar Group] to raise the money because their fundraising wouldn’t be huge at the moment so it was very generous of them. What the whole town has done for the foundation has been really exceptional," she said.