CLIONA’S Foundation’s annual inter-firm charity race day is one for the diary on Thursday July 21st at Limerick Racecourse and who better than Gold Cup and Grand National winning jockey Rachael Blackmore to launch this special race day.

Financial crisis

Cliona’s provide help to families who are dealing with a financial crisis while caring for a child with a life limiting illness. Studies have highlighted that a family will need between €10,000 and €15,000 a year to cover various bills while their child is ill.

Cliona’s and the race day organisers are promising a fantastic day out for all attendees with two types of tickets available for the big day - a corporate ticket for four people or individual tickets. The corporate ticket includes admission to the racecourse, a complimentary race card featuring the company name and logo and entry to win a magnificent overall prize.

Live music

Both tickets include delicious food, followed by fantastic live music at the Greenmount Suite. The evening offers an opportunity to network with other businesses and time to relax with friends at your very own reserved seating following a fun packed summer’s day at the races. Attendees will enjoy a Tote and bar waiter service and, of course, a tipster. Doors open at 4pm and the first race kicks off at approximately 5pm.

Cliona’s Foundation expects at least 200 families will apply for financial assistance this year and will need to raise a minimum of €500,000 to meet these applications.

Please visit or tune in to the two-part documentary Ireland’s Forgotten Families which is available on Virgin Media Player.

You can buy tickets to Cliona’s Race Day from and for more information, contact Darren Sheahan: (087) 6351050, or email