Property Pedal Power for Rosabel’s Rooms at this Year’s Ring Of Kerry

Over €10,000 raised to date by CBRE Ireland, with more fundraising activities yet to take place before this year’s annual ROK charity bike ride event on July 7th 2018

Dublin, 2nd July 2018 – This year marks the third year that CBRE Ireland have taken part in the annual ROK 180km charity bike ride, where to date the company has raised over €30,000 over the past 3 years.

With a 22 strong team of cycling enthusiasts, made up of both CBRE Ireland staff members and clients, fundraising activities for this year’s event have included a charity auction for team jersey & shorts sponsorship spots; a ‘Great Irish Wax Off ‘ event - where some of our male cycle team members geared themselves up to go the full 180km distance that much more aero-dynamically this year by volunteering for a full leg wax in advance of this year race - plus a number of events such as coffee mornings & bake sales as organised throughout the year by CBRE’s Charity Committee. Since its inception in 2010, CBRE Ireland’s Charity Team has coordinated all company charity and fund-raising efforts for a number of local and international charities including: Pieta House; Marie Keating Foundation; UNICEF and Plan International.

This year’s CBRE Ireland ROK challenge will see all monies raised being donated to ‘Rosabel’s Rooms’.

Rosabel’s Rooms was selected through the company’s ‘CBRE Chosen Charity of Choice’ - an annual companywide staff nomination and voting process to select CBRE Ireland’s designed charity for a given year.

The 2018 CBRE chosen charity has a very special meaning for Garrett McClean, Executive Director and head of CBRE Ireland’s Industrial & Logistics division, as it was established in memory of his niece, Rosabel Monroe who tragically passed away in early 2017.

Explaining why the charity ‘Rosabel’s Rooms’ was established, Garrett McClean commented:

Garrett McClean, Executive Director, CBRE  Industrial & Logistics
I was there with my sister, Suzanne McClean, and her husband, Gary Monroe, in Galway University Hospital within hours of Rosabel’s death and experienced the lack of a suitable room or space to navigate our way through the horrendous post trauma hours of a deceased child. 


Trying to bring some positivity out of little Rosabel’s tragic death, my sister and her husband founded ‘Rosabel’s Rooms’, with the primary purpose of funding and developing a special designed grieving room in every hospital in Ireland. These rooms will be known as the ‘Rosabel Room’ and are to be available as family focused bereavement suites, for all losses (and not just in the event of child loss); ….so these rooms could be used by close friends and family in the event of a fatal accident, car crash and so on.  Unfortunately, this facility just does not exist in the vast majority of hospitals here in Ireland. But thankfully, the first ‘Rosabel Room’ has now been secured and will be in Galway University Hospital
Garrett McClean, Executive Director, CBRE Industrial & Logistics

In addition to the goal of establishing a ‘Rosabel Room’ in every hospital in Ireland, ‘Rosabel’s Rooms’ also provides therapeutic support for those impacted by child loss and if required, financial support for families during child loss, such as assisting in funeral costs, where a family does not have the resources. The charity works under the umbrella of the Irish Hospice Foundation.

So, for all those participating and or supporting as spectators at this year’s 2018 ROK Charity Bike Ride, taking place 7th July - watch out for property’s pedal power team CBRE Ireland, who, along with smooth legs, will be going the distance for Rosabel’s Rooms proudly wearing the charity’s name and logo on the team CBRE cycle jerseys.


To find out more or donate to this cause please visit: https://hospicefoundation.ie/rosabels-rooms


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