March 19, 2021 Back to News

New forecourt partners Premier Service Station nominate Clíonas Foundation for €1,000 Leading Lights donation.

First Leading Lights for our new forecourt owners Premier Service Station in Limerick who nominated Cliona’s Foundation for their €1,000 donation. Cliona’s Foundation is a National charity with their office in Limerick that provides financial assistance directly to parents of children with life-limiting or chronic complex care needs across Ireland to help with the non-medical expenses related to caring for their child. This is a fantastic charity who provide financial assistance to families with children who have life limiting conditions!
Inver are delighted to partner up with Premier Service Station to donate to such a wonderful charity going above and beyond to make a difference to so many lives. Thank you to Premier Service Station for nominating a fantastic local organisation. 

The Foundation was set up by Brendan and Terry Ring, following the death of their daughter Cliona, from an inoperable brain tumour in 2006 aged 16. Over the years, as Cliona underwent numerous different hospital treatments, Brendan and Terry were struck by the number of families, facing enormous financial hardship, on the brink of financial free-fall, blindsided by non-medical expenses piling up. They saw at first-hand the enormous toll it took on these families, already struggling to cope with the nightmare of having a seriously ill child. They decided to take action and set up Cliona’s Foundation, in honour of their daughter, a charity that uniquely provides financial assistance to families with children who have life limiting conditions.

Since its launch, Cliona’s Foundation has raised in excess of €2 million and has helped more than 800 families across 31 Counties. It is Brendan and Terry’s intimate understanding of the stress brought upon these families that explains the diversity of expenses covered by Cliona’s Foundation – from rent, food, utility bills to transportation for chemotherapy or alternative therapies, to a treat for a sibling and even covering the cost of a child’s funeral.