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We have dedicated this area to pay special tribute to the extremely generous people who have made a contribution to CRY. It is because of these amazing people that CRY is able to keep our doors open as we do not receive any government funding. All at CRY would like to express our sincerest thanks to everyone who has provided us with support.

Abseiling Event in Aid of CRY

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Heartfelt thanks to Karl Thompson who organised an abseiling event on 7th June in memory of and celebrating the life of his wife Linda who died suddenly on March 31st, 2016.

Thirty colleagues, friends and family completed the abseil - a tough challenge with The Adventure Agency in Dalkey, County Dublin.

A personal note from Karl:

    I would like to acknowledge what a special effort these wonderful people made on the day as most had never challenged themselves in this way before and it can be daunting the first time you complete an abseil from such a height

The incredible sum of €1,660.00 was raised and donated to Cry - huge thanks to each of the group - West City & N for their support of Karl and their generosity in fundraising for Cry - very proud to have each of you on #teamCry.


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Loreto and Mercy students in Navan raise funds for CRY

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The Prefect Team and our wonderful supporters; Grace Cahalane,Anna Higgins, Melania Arutunyan, Leanne Butler, Livia Ciornii, Niamh Donnelly, Laura Doonan, Heather Downey, Emma Fox, Aoife Hough, Nnanke Inah Okri, Nora Kilmartin, Eve McDonagh, Amanda McElhinney, Orla McMahon, Sarah McShane, Cliodhna Moore, Niamh Moore, Hannah O'Brien, Catherine O'Connell, Caoimhe O'Hare, Aisling Power, Aine Treanor and Eimear Quinn.

Lucia Ebbs had the pleasure of meeting Grace Cahalane, Head Girl and Anna Higgins, Deputy Head Girl and the Prefect Team 16/17, Loreto Secondary School, St. Michael's, Navan recently.

The girls raised €1,000.00 during Mission Week and presented the monies to Cry in memory of their school friend Ruth Maguire who died suddenly aged 14, in November 2011.

Huge thanks girls - a lovely tribute in your final year in St. Michael's and we greatly appreciate your support while remembering Ruth and being a part of #teamCry.


Photography credit: Ms. Catriona Purcell


The fundraising for 2017 has begun.
Sincere and heartfelt thanks to Kelley Lyons (pictured below with Liam and Marie Herlihy)  held a successful & fun Quiz Night in January 2017 and donated fantastic sum of €1,331.00 raised on the night to Cry for #Monagea17 #RememberingNiamhAndDarra.

Irish Travel Industry Awards


Thursday 26th January saw the Irish Travel Agents Association host their Irish Travel Industry Awards in the Round Room in the Mansion House, Dublin. Over 500 attended the black tie event and Miriam O'Callaghan MCd the event.

Through the generosity of the Association the proceeds of the raffle from the night were donated to CRY and Brendan O'Mahony, Clonmel Travel spoke on the night and told his story of the death of his son Conor who died from SADS aged 32 on July 25th, 2006. Brendan along with Margaret, Kevin, Finbar, Brian and the extended family are fantastic supporters of Cry and true friends.

Over €9,000 was raised at the raffle on the night and donated to Cry - huge and sincere thanks to Brendan (pictured below with Margaret) for sharing your story and your continued support of what we do. #FriendsOfCry

Thanks also to Mr. Cormac Meehan, President ITAA, and Mr. Pat Dawson, CEO ITAA for their support and nomination of Cry to receive the charitable donation.