Clare Crusaders Clinic

Since 2009 the club has undertaken an annual 4-day cycling tour to raise funds for the Clare Crusaders Childrens Clinic, based in Barefield. 

The Clare Crusaders Children’s Clinic provides free therapy and specialist treatment to over 240 children with special needs in County Clare.

It is a self financing service located in Barefield, Ennis.  The Clinic receives no state funding and must raise over €250,000 per annum to provide the current level of therapy for children.  To date it has raised over €1.6 million to deliver over 10,000 hours annually of therapy for children.

 The Clinic was opened in 2007 thanks to the dedication and hard work of a group of parents to overcome the lack of publicly available treatment for children with autism and cerebral palsy.  It was a community response to the lack of access to services that children with disabilities need in order to meet their potential.

 The Clinic started with one therapist and now employs 4 full time and 4 part time therapists delivering approximately 200 hours of therapy per week, catering for over 40% of children in County Clare with special needs.

 The Clinic is managed on a voluntary basis and does not charge for access to the therapists to ensure that anyone can access its support.

For more details on the invaluable work being done, or to find out how you can support the Clinic please visit www.clarecrusaders.ie or contact Clinic Manager Ann Norton on 0876679340.