LauraLynn is Ireland's only Children's Hospice providing palliative and hospice care and support for children (0-18 years) with life-limiting conditions and their families from across Ireland. LauraLynn provides a range of services including, sympton management for children, music and play therapy, psychological support, family and sibling camps, short breaks, crisis care and end-of-life care. Care can be availed of in its specialised hospice in Leopardstown, care can also be delivered in hospital, in the community, or in the family home, depending on the location and medical needs of the child and the family's preference. 

Since opening in 2011, LauraLynn has cared for over 680 children and their families. This figure also includes bereaved families who avail of bereavement support and attend LauraLynn events. LauraLynn welcomes referrals from anywhere in Ireland and anyone can make a referral - medical, nursing, health and social care professionals, as well as parents and family members directly. 



“We are absolutely thrilled to announce our partnership with Center Parcs. At LauraLynn we strive every day to enable families to spend time together, making special memories to last a lifetime and that is exactly what Center Parcs does for families when they stay at Longford Forest.

Center Parcs embodies LauraLynn's core values of compassion, collaboration and excellence. We are so excited to commence this wonderful partnership with the Center Parcs team, and I would like to thank them for the opportunity to be their charity partner. The funds and awareness raised through this partnership will help us to continue to care and support children with life-limiting conditions and their families across Ireland. The experience and memories made for some of our LauraLynn families through this partnership will last a lifetime.” Kerry McLaverty, CEO, LauraLynn


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